Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a gem) cut in straight facets round the centre.
- ‘If a step-cut diamond has rounded-off facets in the corners, this is a variant of the step-cut called the emerald cut.’
- ‘Two samples of variety 3 cordierite were faceted: The larger stone weighs 3.9 carats and is a lozenge cut, and the other, a 3.4-carat stone, has a marquise crown and a step-cut pavilion.’
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.