Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A half-dome formed by vertical section.
- ‘As the candlelight waxed and waned in the breeze, the highlights of the frescoes in the domes and semi-domes flashed momentarily into view then disappeared again into the shadows.’
- ‘Design for a decoration of a semi-dome, with Christ in a mandorla of cherubim between Sts Peter and Paul, and two martyrs, with a kneeling pope below.’
- ‘A semicylindrical wall section having a diameter matching the maximum diameter of said semi-dome.’
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.