Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hurricane lamp.
- ‘In addition to conventional stage lighting equipment, portable light sources including storm lanterns, candles, torches and night lights will be used alongside slides and film being projected on to walls.’
- ‘Fifteen minutes later, we stumbled out, down a jasmine-scented avenue lit by storm lanterns, towards a cobbled area where sturdy oak benches were set out under towering pine trees.’
- ‘Outside the storm lanterns were dying out one by one under the downpour until all that was left was the blue vacuum of night, which sapped all colour from the soaked earth until morning.’
- ‘As we talked Theophanes took out a box of matches and began to try and light a pair of battered old paraffin storm lanterns.’
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.