Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having walls with a timber frame and a brick or plaster filling.
- ‘But Space House is not remotely like any of its brick or half-timbered neighbours.’
- ‘I had tried to think of it as little as possible, but now that I searched for words all that came to me were pictures, images of tree-lined walkways, half-timbered houses, narrow streets and secret stairways.’
- ‘Treven Hall had been an Elizabethan, half-timbered manor house.’
- ‘The 300 year-old half-timbered stilted building in the High Street has been a focal point for the town for many years.’
- ‘Built as a half-timbered hall by the Brownlow family, the house was extended by its owners in 1591 and 1648.’
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.