Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he pushed his empty plate to one side’
dish, platter, bowl, salver
dinner plate, side plate, soup plate
Northern English Scottish ashet
archaic trencher, charger
2‘a plate of spaghetti’
plateful, helping, portion, serving, platter
3‘the ship's hull was made of overlapping steel plates’
panel, sheet, layer, lamina, leaf, pane, slab
4‘a brass plate on the door’
plaque, nameplate, door plate, tablet, sign, brass, medallion, plaquette, cartouche
5‘the book contains sixty colour plates’
picture, print, illustration, photograph, photo, engraving, lithograph
1‘the roof was plated with steel’
cover, coat, overlay, laminate, veneer
electroplate, anodize, galvanize, gild, platinize, silver, tin, nickel
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.