Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(among North American Indians) a board to which an infant is strapped.
- ‘Cradles, sometimes called cradleboards, were also the product of women's work.’
- ‘Until he was able to walk, an Iroquois baby spent his days secured to a cradleboard.’
- ‘Other uses of the area include historical occupancy for farming and use of willow to make cradleboards.’
- ‘For good luck the umbilical cord was sown into a small hide pouch and attached to the cradleboard.’
- ‘They tell about how cradleboards were decorated, and how twins were sometimes looked upon as a sign of bad luck.’
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.