Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An envelope bearing a stamp or stamps postmarked on their day of issue.
- ‘The exhibition is a display of unusual artistic form of applied graphics stamps, first-day covers, postcards and stamp designs.’
- ‘The one-dollar coin is in a neat first-day cover, with commemorative Norwegian stamps, postmarked on the anniversary day, 28 April, at Bygdøy, the location of the Kon-Tiki museum in Oslo.’
- ‘There is a sense of holding a little piece of history in your hand when touching a South African first-day cover, signed by Mandela to mark his inauguration as president on May 10, 1994.’
- ‘Stamps, first-day covers and information sheets issued every month are sent by registered post in a colourful printed cover.’
- ‘If it is true that stamps and first-day covers reflect the ethos of a country, symbolize what people hold close to their hearts, and are of inspirational value, then Jassi provides reason for introspection.’
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.