Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she wore a mask to conceal her face’
disguise, veil, false face, domino, stocking mask, fancy dress
2‘wear a mask to avoid inhaling dust’
face mask, protective mask, gas mask, oxygen mask, fencing mask, iron mask, ski mask, dust mask
safety goggles, welding goggles, welding mask, surgical mask, eye mask, visor
3‘de Craon had dropped his mask of good humour’
pretence, semblance, veil, screen, front, false front, facade, veneer, blind, false colours, disguise, guise, concealment, cover, cover-up, cloak, camouflage
4‘a mask that blocks out part of the image’
matte, photomask, shadow mask, masking, masking tape
1‘people carried herbs to mask the stench’
hide, conceal, disguise, cover up, obscure, screen, cloak, camouflage, veil, mantle, blanket, enshroud
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.