Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fine-quality long-staple cotton grown on islands off the southern US.
- ‘Cotton production for this niche remained concentrated along the South Carolina and Georgia coast, where sea-island cotton, a long-staple transplant from South America was grown.’
- ‘He is also able to get Sea Island cotton for shirts, although it is very expensive.’
- ‘‘Most of the companies that use Sea Island cotton today actually blend it with lesser cottons to lower the price,’ he says.’
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.