Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cabochon ruby reflecting an opalescent starlike image owing to its regular internal structure.
- ‘Of course, being the gentlemen that he is, Roland ‘lavished’ gifts on Cynthia, including a specially designed star ruby ring, a Bulgari watch and a £2,000 Tang dynasty horse.’
- ‘The same series even carried a reference to opaque star ruby, but that has subsequently been removed.’
- ‘Eleanor quickly reaches into it, and takes out a necklace with a huge star ruby in the center, flanked on all sides by black pearls.’
- ‘Ergo, a star ruby, or any other star stone, is not opaque!’
- ‘Abundant industrial corundum with some rubies (including star rubies) is reported in the Big Sandy drainage in the southern Wind River Mountains in western Wyoming.’
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.