Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A representation in stone of a basket of flowers.
- ‘Fluted columns, corbeils and beaded panel support and augment the mouldings.’
- ‘Set of 6 very good corbeils in old weathered condition with traces of original red paint.’
Early 18th century: from French corbeille ‘basket’, from late Latin corbicula ‘small basket’, diminutive of corbis.
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.