Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Thin, crinkled paper resembling crepe, used especially for making decorations.
- ‘Drape the traditional black and orange crêpe paper from the ceilings and door frames and hang up some of those fake spiders and bats for added effect.’
- ‘There were pink balloons in the foyer and vases full of pink tulips on every available surface, and pink crêpe paper was spun from the beams and light fixtures.’
- ‘You could make one at home of nearly equal value yourself, using an old cornflakes packet and some crêpe paper.’
- ‘We were given crêpe paper to make hats, lanterns and crackers and Mrs Archer would provide us with a sweet or a nut to put in the cracker.’
- ‘He returns soon after with normal sheets for my colleagues, and a different, crêpe paper sheet for me.’
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.