Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An armless chair with a curved metal frame and padded leather cushions.
- ‘He is seated on a black leather Barcelona chair, designed by the great Mies Van der Rohe.’
- ‘I'm not saying the designs are bad, it's just that they should look somewhere else, just as I wouldn't compare that armchair to the Van der (no pun intended) Rohe Barcelona chair.’
- ‘His furniture designs are elegant, to the point of coolness, and his famous Barcelona chair, which he designed in 1929, influenced the International Style of the 1930's.’
- ‘But there are full-size chairs here as well, including a cream-coloured Barcelona chair and Ron Arad's Tom Vac.’
- ‘The left panel bears a silkscreen of Johnson's blueprint for the placement of furnishings by Mies van der Rohe in the Glass House: two Barcelona chairs, an ottoman and a chaise, and a glass-and-steel coffee table.’
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.