Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A green ornamental marble consisting of serpentine with calcite and dolomite.
- ‘And the curves of the platform above the dolphins have delicate carved acanthus leaves finished in verd-antique (a green patina).’
- 1.1 Verdigris on ancient bronze or copper.
- 1.2 A green form of porphyry.
- ‘In the baths of porphyry and verd-antique you had waters cold or sulphurous at will.’
Mid 18th century: from obsolete French, literally ‘antique green’.
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.