Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Half a semitone.
- ‘He would insert folk tunes into his exercises or submit pieces with free rhythms, quarter-tones and multilayered textures.’
- ‘Downie's contribution is not all quarter-tones and ululations, though.’
- ‘While making a direct comparison, I discovered that the original UK vinyl edition must have been mastered at the wrong speed, since it plays a quarter-tone below the CD version.’
- ‘The two instruments are tuned a quarter-tone apart, and it's incredible how soon the ear becomes accustomed to the strangeness of this tuning.’
- ‘Mirage was written in 1910, and inhabits - quarter-tones aside - the soundworld of Wagner, with a nod towards the tone poems of Richard Strauss.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.