Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of coarse woolen cloth formerly used for making clothes.
- ‘Traditionally the wool was used to make a length of cloth called a ‘Penistone’.’
- ‘Penistone had acquired a name for a special kind of wool product called a ‘Penistone’.’
Mid 16th century: from the name of a town in south Yorkshire, where the cloth was made.
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.