Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cupboard with doors featuring decorative pierced tin panels, originally designed to store pies after baking.
- ‘Before the advent of the ice box, when kitchen cabinets were still more of a luxury than a standard item, a pie safe was considered a prize possession.’
- ‘The old-timey pie safe I've chosen to describe here was originally used to keep freshly baked pastries and desserts out of harm's way while cooling.’
- ‘She never seemed to mind that the number of cooled tarts she placed in the pie safe was significantly lower than the theoretical yield stated in the recipe.’
- ‘The typical Victorian kitchen contains the iron cooking stove, a pie safe, an ice box, and a Hoosier cupboard.’
- ‘A Pie Safe is a piece of early American furniture that kept food free from insects yet let it breath.’
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.