Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A small pane above a main window, which typically opens outwards and upwards.‘the window was open at the top, for creeper could be seen disappearing through the top light’
- ‘Instead of ridge planting she has inserted the glazed top light and surrounded it with planters buried in the thatch.’
- ‘Horizontal bandings and circular-framed top lights accent the windows.’
- ‘Daylighting also progresses with the domestic windows of the old, leading to the baffled top light of the long apertures that run the full length of the extension's rough plaster ceilings.’
- ‘In Munich large paintings were displayed in lofty rooms fitted with top lights, while small cabinet pictures were hung in the surrounding rooms with windows at the side.’
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.