Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of embroidery, typically worked on upholstery fabrics, in stitch patterns suggestive of flames.Also called flame stitch
- ‘The Bargello stitch was also a popular canvaswork style since the Renaissance era until the early XVIIth century.’
- ‘I really enjoy Bargello stitching but up to now have always used canvas and wool threads.’
- ‘The Bargello Stitch, also called the Florentine Stitch and the Flame Stitch, is a simple stitch to sew, but is used in a vast array of color patterns that have been used for centuries on chair seats, pillows, etc.’
1940s: named after Bargello Palace, in Florence, Italy, which contains upholstered chairs with such embroidery.
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.