Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The decorative wood of a rapidly growing Southeast Asian tree, often used for furniture making.
- ‘He remained partial to the use of rare woods such as Macassar Ebony, the burr of Amboina wood, Brasilian Rosewood and Palisander.’
- ‘This refers as well to my wooden reel-seats made from selected and rare Amboina wood.’
- ‘Exotic Amboina wood handles are decorated with a unique compass shield and capped off with Nickel silver bolsters.’
Mid 19th century: named after Amboina Island (see Ambon).
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.