Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The lumber from an American maple, typically the sugar maple, that contains eyelike markings, used in decorative woodwork.
- ‘What causes the unique patterns in bird's eye maple lumber?’
- ‘This dresser's birds-eye maple veneer and solid maple structure give it a "stately" appearance.’
- ‘Birds-eye maple is an expensive and sought-after wood, and its decorative swirls and hardness make it perfect for these decorative and useful boards.’
- ‘He once confessed to owning the prized possessions of a superb board of bird's-eye maple and Moluccan ebony, edged in sycamore, an 1871 boxwood and ebony Staunton set, plus a chess clock by Grant's of Stamford.’
- ‘Birds-eye maple is a genetic freak of Northern hard maple("rock" maple) that occurs in about one of every 500 trees.’
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.