Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The part of a piano or harpsichord holding the tuning pins.
- ‘Replacing a pin block is a very difficult task. It is one of the most precise and skilled jobs in piano repair, and a blunder can be very costly.’
- ‘Cards are being made so that the new pin block will fit the case of the piano.’
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.