Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the shoulder straps were bordered with gold braid’
cord, cording, braiding, bullion, thread, twine, yarn, tape, binding, rickrack, ribbon
cordon, torsade, galloon, soutache
military slang scrambled egg
2‘his hair is in braids’
plait, pigtail, twist
1‘she began to braid her long hair’
plait, entwine, intertwine, interweave, interlace, interthread, criss-cross, weave, knit, lace, twist, twine, wind
2‘the sleeves are braided in scarlet and lined with ermine’
trim, edge, border, pipe, hem, fringe, frill
decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish, embroider
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.