Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A short pin with an ornamental head, used to attach the ends of a necktie to a shirt front.
- ‘It was Danny's favorite, a green suit coat and black slacks with a freshly ironed white shirt, a dark green tie and even a little gold tie tack.’
- ‘A brooch to mark 15 or more years of service went to Mrs Hutchinson, with a tie tack for Lt Col Harold Washington.’
- ‘Defensive tackles sometimes are treated like tie tacks - accessories, not necessities.’
- ‘You mention looking at them in the box and thinking ‘thirteen tie tacks and no neckties.’’
- ‘One year for Papa's birthday I commissioned a gold tie tack to be made for him that was crafted from a photo of Brandy's face.’
- ‘One of my young boys came up to me after the spring recital and proudly showed me his MTNA Achievement Award Pin, placed on his tie as a tie tack!’
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.