Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thin strip of wood or metal used to separate type.
- ‘A reglet plane (not to be confused with a raglet) was used to make the strips of wood (reglets) used to space type in hand typesetting.’
A narrow strip used to separate moldings or panels from one another.
Mid 17th century: from French réglet, diminutive of règle ‘rule’.
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.