Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A technique for playing a wind instrument so as to produce overtones.
- ‘Over a slinky, mantra like 6/8 groove, the saxophonist unwinds two long solos that alternate keening, soulful lines with sudden flurries of notes or cranked up overblowing.’
- ‘Something about his fat, driving tone - the way it conveys joy even as his overblowing threatens to crack his instrument - sounds a little lonely with just bass and drums.’
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.