Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A high-backed armchair with side pieces projecting from the back, originally in order to protect the sitter from drafts.
- ‘The formality can be seen in the coffee table, in the pink chair, in the settee by the window, and in the striped wing chair.’
- ‘A chintz wing chair with salmon in the pattern will play nicely off the wall color, and drapes in a slightly darker salmon will pull the look together.’
- ‘I should have mentioned I am wearing a smoking jacket and sitting in a leather wing chair as I dictate this.’
- ‘The next week he was an old man, sitting in his blue wing chair in grandma's living room - frustrated, angry, and somehow… broken.’
- ‘Just the name conjures up images of leather-bound books, mahogany desks and some old chap mulling over life in the comfort of his wing chair.’
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.