Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A deep red color, typically found on old Chinese porcelain.
- ‘Chinese porcelain with a monochrome lustrous blood red glaze known as sang de boeuf was regularly acquired by Paris's marchands merciers for mounting, especially during the second half of the eighteenth century.’
French, literally ‘ox blood’.
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.