Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ornamental decoration at the ridge of a roof or top of a wall or screen.
- ‘That's a time I do remember, quite fondly: the house was a big old place, built from old wood, crowned with a steep shingled roof, crestings, and defunct chimneys.’
- ‘A missing shell beneath the cresting, clearly shown in a 1905 Country Life photograph, has been reinstated, as has the bevelled glass (to replace the previous modern unsilvered glass sheet).’
- ‘Oval mirrored sconces of the era were typically crowned with rope-tied cresting.’
- ‘As in the Gustavian era, they were typically crowned by a rope-tied cresting or sometimes by a lyre.’
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.