Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The wood from an American maple that contains contrasting light and dark lines.
- ‘In maple this is termed tiger maple, or fiddleback, because it is preferred for violin backs.’
- ‘Some of the logs have less streaks and more ‘pimples’ resulting in a board of tiger maple.’
- ‘The Sheraton tall-post canopy bed in the guest room is made of tiger maple and dates to about 1805.’
- ‘A piece could be given an even more costly appearance by using colored tiger maple.’
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.