Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Silver-colored material used to coat glass in order to make it reflective.
- ‘This black varnish was applied presumably as an element of mourning, or, as Edwards suggested, either to match japanned furniture in the room or in reaction to the blackening of the silvering by tarnishing.’
- ‘Remove mirrors from their frames prior to stripping, to avoid damaging the silvering, which would be costly to replace.’
- ‘That points to the likelihood that grimy hands had affected the silvering, either before or after it was applied.’
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.