Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A broad diagonal stripe from top right to bottom left of a shield (a supposed sign of bastardy)
- ‘The other problem, of course, is placing a blue bend sinister on a field divided half blue and half yellow.’
- ‘Having the shield set per bend sinister means there's a bastard somewhere back up the line.’
- ‘The diminutives of the bend sinister are the scarp, which is half its width; and the baton, half as wide as the scarp and couped.’
bend sinister/ˈˌbend ˈsinəstər/
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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.