Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small device incorporating a fine mesh for straining tea.
- ‘Today, home-conscious individuals are happily spending £200 on silver tea-strainers, £500 on silver fruit bowls and up to £3,000 on silver water or claret jugs to adorn their tables.’
- ‘A French friend has given me a bottle of absinthe, with what looks like a flattened tea-strainer attached.’
- ‘The Bord Failte standards to which section 50 fit-outs must comply, to allow for holiday lettings in the summer season, includes a list of 120 items, from a tea-strainer to a television.’
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.