Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for washstand
- ‘Indeed I was now the subject of a thirst so overwhelming that without pausing to summon my mother, I was obliged to quench it from the various receptacles within easy reach upon my wash-hand stand.’
- ‘There is a unique study/bedroom/garden room with an antique desk, an excellent couch to enjoy the view from all sides, a wash-hand stand and a double bed.’
- ‘I found a screw-driver and some screws on the wash-hand stand.’
- ‘Most rooms in the Lublin hotel have only a wash-hand stand inside the room, but in Krasnobród there is a comfortable bathroom in each room.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.