Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The outer vertical edge of the pages of a book.
- ‘Fore-edge paintings are watercolour decorations, painted on the ends of the pages of the fore-edge of a book.’
- ‘The edge of a book furthest from its back strip is the fore-edge and they can come uncut (pages that are stuck and need to be cut open) or untrimmed (the fore-edges of pages deliberately left uneven).’
- ‘For the temporary display of your fore-edge painted book, we have available an ingenious wooden book press.’
- ‘For sometime now I've been delighting in hardback books with untrimmed fore-edges - making the book look and feel old; wonderful and priceless to the touch.’
- ‘The flap on the right folds over to protect the fore-edge of the leaves; the book you hold in your hands, like modern books in general, lacks this amenity.’
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.