Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Machine-pressed, tinted glassware that was mass-produced in the US from the late 1920s to the 1940s and often used as giveaways to persuade customers to purchase goods.
- ‘The highlights of this marvelous art shop are the beautiful Depression glasses, California pottery from the 1930s and 1940s, old dinnerware, vintage aloha shirts and old Hawaiian music collection.’
- ‘During the era, there were many Depression glass companies, of course they were simply known glass companies at the time, not Depression glass companies as we have come to remember and refer to them as today.’
- ‘Depression glass in all its many shapes and forms is covered extensively in Schiffer's antique Depression glass book titles.’
- ‘Today, all these examples of Depression glass are highly collectible - especially since real pieces are so very hard to find.’
- ‘Collectors are urged to purchase good reference books like Warmans Depression glass or find a reputable dealer who knows Depression glass.’
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.