Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The steplike projections on the sloping part of a gable, common in Flemish architecture and 16- and 17th-century Scottish buildings.Also called crow steps
- ‘The circular Doocot is 17th- or 18th-century with corbie steps on two sides; the lean-to roof has fallen in.’
- ‘The corbie steps of the west front, with those of the small western front of the North Chapel, which projects beyond the tower, are the only examples in the island.’
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.