Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Braided straw, hemp, or similar fibrous material used in making hats.
- ‘The French 17-strand sennit produces a lovely ‘French twist’.’
- ‘Untwist the strips as necessary to flatten out the sennit.’
- 1.1Nautical Braided cordage in flat, round, or square form, made from three to nine cords and used for making mats, lashings, etc.
Mid 18th century: variant of sinnet.
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.