Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting marks cut in megalithic monuments consisting of a circular depression surrounded by concentric rings.
- ‘Lichen growths also have the further advantage of matching quite well the typical scale of cup-and-ring art.’
- ‘What, really, is so brilliant about their white-elephant buildings and endless statues, compared to a leaf-shaped arrowhead or a cup-and-ring marked stone?’
- ‘I should note that I do not support the idea that cup-and-ring patterns are maps of stellar constellations.’
- ‘She found it was known nationally as a site where there were once ancient cup-and-ring stones and was home to a Bronze Age burial mound.’
- ‘There are at least nine cup-and-ring motifs with a rough-pecked circular outline and a cupule as the central point.’
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.