Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Cowhide leather that has been rubbed on the outer side of the hide to give it a feel like that of suede.
- ‘If you love long day treks on rough terrain, you'll like the Woodland's carbon-rubber Vibram sole, full-grain Nubuck leather upper, and steel shank - a group of features you don't expect at this price.’
- ‘Yet, despite its leather origins, the Nubuck is waterproof for those arduous fall walks in the falling rain - or for chasing down your retriever in a downpour.’
- ‘Other features include Thinsulate Ultra insulation, a stainless-steel shank for rearfoot support, and a 2mm, waterproof, Nubuck leather upper.’
- ‘The cream leather seats, with chocolate faux ponyskin box stools, sit perfectly with the chocolate Nubuck two-seater divans.’
- ‘He wore brown shoes, cream trousers with a black belt, a cream T-shirt, a brown Nubuck leather jacket, a brown baseball cap and round-framed glasses.’
Early 20th century: origin obscure, perhaps a respelling of new + buck.
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.