Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The art or scientific study of gem engraving.
- ‘Gemstone carving, known as glyptography, is an exacting endeavor in which only the gifted and patient achieve success.’
- ‘The XI international days of glyptography are organized this year in Palma de Mallorca.’
- ‘The designs were reproduced from etchings by means of glyptography, a cheap form of graphic reproduction, enabling the publisher to sell the entire series of prints for one shilling.’
- ‘The special art of gem engraving is called glyptography.’
- ‘But I'm willing to wager that it's not Tinsel Town's glyptography they're bragging about, but those of long dead dignitaries.’
Late 18th century: from Greek gluptos ‘carved’ (from gluphein ‘carve’) + -graphy.
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.