Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of tar prepared from resinous pinewood and used in particular in shipbuilding and as an ingredient of ointments.
- ‘Our Scandinavian neighbours campaigned strongly for this review as a lot of Stockholm tar is used to preserve their beautiful old wooden churches.’
- ‘Some farmers use Stockholm tar to prevent fly infestations.’
- ‘Hoof-Seal contains genuine Stockholm tar and pine oil, all held in place on the hoof wall by a thin, but tough, polyurethane film.’
- ‘They would plait their hair into a pigtail and dress it with Stockholm tar to hold it together.’
- ‘Dry cow therapy as well as putting a barrier such as Stockholm tar on the udder may be necessary.’
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.