Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rush-covered straw mat forming a traditional Japanese floor covering.
- ‘Finally, there's an exclusive line of Japanese tatami - textured granular plasters combined with either straw or recycled glass.’
- ‘My room had a wood floor with a tatami mat over it.’
- ‘Not that much happens, but it happens in breathtaking, meticulously composed shots, usually filmed from a stationary position a metre off the floor - the approximate eye-line of someone seated on a tatami.’
- ‘I made an executive decision about my life and downgraded my bed to a cheap tatami mat, a traditional straw Japanese mat meant for sleeping.’
- ‘She said when she moved in all the rooms were designed in Japanese style with tatami on the floor.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.