Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The first level of seats above the ground floor in a theater.
- ‘The gallery looks more like an old theatre auditorium, with a dress circle, an upper circle, and boxes on the sides.’
- ‘This delicate manoeuvre brought at least one young woman from a reclining position to the edge of her seat in the dress circle.’
- ‘Scores of people, including some from the dress circle, left their seats and crowded into the space at the front of the stage where they danced the night away.’
- ‘From my high vantage point, just about level with the dress circle, I searched for Emily.’
- ‘She said she had come early to be sure of securing seats in the dress circle.’
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.