Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A place where jousts took place.
- ‘Evidence collected in recent years reveals his extraordinary feats in tournament and on the tilt yards from the Holy Land to Burgos in Spain, from Gascony to many sites in England.’
- ‘The students were able to assemble an ancient catapult and then launch a variety of lead missiles into the air in the tilt yards to see how far they could fling them.’
- ‘The most pretentious leisure complex, with tilt yards, cockfighting pits and bowling alleys, was Henry's Whitehall Palace in London.’
- ‘Knight errant, star of the tilt yards and champion to the king, Marshall was one of England's most famous knights.’
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.