Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A wine bottle of approximately twelve times the standard size.
- ‘A salmanazar of Piper Heidsieck champagne is available at £399 from Greenacres of Wexford, and would be a perfect companion to a wedding toast.’
- ‘They sang ''Happy Birthday'' to Mr. Delacorte, who was marking his 93d and the theater's 25th. They yelled ''Break a leg!'' to Mr. Papp, the impresario of the New York Shakespeare Festival. Over and over, they toasted the pair with salmanazars of Mumm Champagne.’
1930s: named after Shalmaneser, a king of Assyria (2 Kings 17–18).
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.