Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A joint heiress.
- ‘He was the son of Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel, by his wife, Anne, coheiress of Dacre and Gillesland, and was born at Finchingfield in Essex on 7th July, 1586.’
- ‘Hals speaks of two coheiresses of the Vospers, to one of whom this estate was assigned.’
- ‘The coheiresses, in the reign of King John, married Vernon and Bassett.’
- ‘Mr. Perry, who married one of the coheiresses of the Sidneys, Earls of Leicester, built a fine seat at Turville park, and was sheriff of the county in 1741.’
- ‘It now belongs to the Duke of Norfolk, as descended from one of the coheiresses of Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury, who died in 1616.’
- ‘He married Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of Tristram Colan of Colan.’
- ‘The manor, with S. Hall, belongs to the coheiresses of the Baroness Braye.’
- ‘King Henry V, the eldest son of Henry, Earl of Derby and Mary Bohun, coheiress of the Earldom of Hereford, was born at Monmouth Castle.’
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.