Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Coarse woolen fabric, formerly used in the manufacture of blankets for sale to North American Indians.
- ‘She is renowned for her wall hangings, constructed with shapes cut from felt or wool stroud.’
- ‘The tail of nearly every Sioux horse is tied with a strip of red stroud cloth as a sign of war.’
Late 17th century: perhaps from the name of Stroud in Gloucestershire.
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.