Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting the earliest stage of English Gothic church architecture, typical of the late 12th and 13th centuries and marked by the use of pointed arches and simple lancet windows without tracery.
- ‘St Patrick's, the largest in Ireland, is the national cathedral with an Early English interior and massive north-west tower.’
- ‘He is the curator of the Pforzheimer Library of Early English Literature, and Chief of Rare Book Cataloguing at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.’
- ‘The erection of a new porch was contemplated, and it was proposed to remove an Early English doorway and make it the outer doorway of the new porch.’
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.