Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A container with a handle and a hinged cover, used for collecting table crumbs or emptying ashtrays.
- ‘Among the current collections on display in their home is an array of silent butlers - dishes with handles and lids that were once commonly used to dump ashtrays into - hand-made music boxes from Sorrento, Italy, and several dazzling serving trays inlaid with designs made from butterfly wings.’
- ‘This is a pretty round silent butler with a very nice Art Deco design on the lid.’
- ‘This is a beautiful vintage Toleware silent butler that probably dates to the 1930's or 1940's.’
- ‘Often mistaken for silent butlers, these cheese dishes were used in the late 18th and 19th centuries to make the popular repast.’
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.