Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A French noblewoman corresponding in rank to a British or Irish viscountess:[as title] ‘among others who came to support this good cause were the French Ambassador and Vicomtesse Luc de la Barre de Nanteuil’
- ‘In the Frick Collection's Vicomtesse Othenin d' Haussonville, née Louise-Albertine de Broglie, the curving shape of the flirtatious vicomtesse forms a kind of delightful question mark.’
- ‘I have seen older references (nineteenth century) that designated the daughters of comtes as vicomtesses but question their accuracy.’
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.