Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An early, ornate, bold style of type, typically resembling Gothic.
- ‘I wallowed in bindings and leathers and fonts, in all the lovely jargon of the trade, half-titles, colophons, blind stamping, foxing, black letter, washed leaves and cancels.’
- ‘The first, in black letter, reads: ‘Hic Adam operatur terram in sudore vultus sui’ (Here Adam with sweat on his brow delves the earth).’
- ‘So you want p.o.M. in black letter, outlined in red?’
- ‘Actually, it had no pagination, and I could see right away that it was in black letter, two columns to a page.’
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.