Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Out of that; from that source.
- ‘I give and bequeath unto my Youngest Son Baltzar Knortzer one other fifth part of my Estate, the whole to be divided into five Parts, deducting thereout the Sum of Seventy-three Pounds eight Shillings and eight Pence - being the Sum he already received of me.’
- ‘And I direct my trustees to divide my residuary estate into three equal parts and as to one such third part pay thereout to my nephew Major Henry Crofton the sum of one thousand pounds and to pay the residue thereof to my nephew and niece Captain Duke Arthur Crofton and Mrs Amelia Alicia Ann Isaac equally or the survivor if only one.’
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.