Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Apply new wallpaper to (a wall or room)
- ‘Every room was repapered and painted and new furniture was ordered.’
- ‘You don't have to live with unsightly damage to wallcovering, nor must you repaper an entire wall because of it.’
- ‘To comply with their covenant at clause 2 of the Lease the family were obliged to repaper the walls in question and not simply to paint over the existing wallpaper.’
- ‘If you decide to repaper, start with an acrylic wall-covering undercoating.’
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.