Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a carpet or rug) woven so as not to form a projecting pile.
- ‘A tapestry is, by definition, a flat-woven cloth that uses discontinuous weft threads to create images.’
- ‘Over the past 30 years, the Indian entrepreneur has turned the firm that bears his name into a brand for high-end furnishings, especially for the flat-woven rugs known as dhurries.’
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.