Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An etched letterpress printing plate made of zinc.
- ‘If gold blocking or blind embossing is required, the binder will need to artwork as soon as possible to make binders zincos.’
- ‘A simple machine, hand operated, can be had for a couple of hundred pounds, the dies preferably of hard brass although zincos are ok for short runs.’
- ‘My first experience was as a messenger boy for a firm that made both line and tone zincos - line artwork or screened photographs or combinations of both, etched into zinc and mounted on wooden blocks ready for use by letterpress printers.’
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.