Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for duodecimo
- ‘Aside from ‘The District School’ and the ingenious ‘Supplication to the People of the United States,’ which makes a supplementary chapter in the present volume, the author's works in this twelvemo are mild, contemplative essays of no particular value.’
- ‘As befitted such a grand success of the Church, the Crown, and the university scholars, the first edition was issued in folio in 1611; in the same year the New Testament was issued in twelvemo; by the end of the year 1612 the entire Bible would be issued in both quarto and octavo.’
- ‘One is a substantial octavo in plain dark binding, the other a twelvemo, in dainty green and white covers.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.