Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long-seated upholstered armchair fashionable in the 18th century.
- ‘A suppressed sigh from Cecile was the only answer and after reposing himself for a few minutes in the bergere in which he had intrenched himself, and from which he rose covered with the accumulated dust of months, the comte conducted his daughter to her chambre a coucher.’
- ‘I took a seat in one of the two comfortable bergère armchairs and embarked on one of the most fabulous experiences of my life.’
Mid 18th century: from French, literally ‘shepherdess’.
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.