Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rocking chair with a decorative panel on a high spindled back and with arms and a seat that curves downward at the front.
- ‘From hand-made Boston rockers with hand-turned spindles, designers turned to cantilevered cane-backed chairs made of tubular steel.’
- ‘The so-called Boston rocker combined all these elements, resulting in a form that continued in production throughout the nineteenth century, despite the introduction of other more revolutionary forms.’
- ‘He proudly looked out and surveyed his work before taking his rest in his Boston rocker.’
- ‘Patricia E. Kane published the pertinent family information in 1971, and in 1983 Nancy Goyne Evans added to the record when she discussed Gragg's place in the development of the Boston rocker.’
- ‘This Boston Rocker is made of Rubberwood and features a solid wood headrest cap.’
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.