Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
as modifier Denoting a type of silver jewellery made by Navajos and characterized by designs resembling the flower of the squash plant.
- ‘I was distracted by their beautiful costumes: soft animal skin boots, striking headpieces with eagle and parrot feathers, elaborate silver concho belts, turquoise squash blossom jewellery, and tinkling ankle bells.’
- ‘I lay the dress down, picked up a silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace, some turquoise rings and a few bracelets; each one priceless with memories.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.