British Broadcasting Corporation.
acronym for British Broadcasting Corporation, established 1927 replacing British Broadcasting Company, so the acronym itself dates to 1923. BBC English as a type of standardized English recommended for announcers is recorded from 1928.
Belle (Myra Belle Shirley) 1848–89, U.S. outlaw and folk hero. Bryan Bartlett (“Bart”) born 1934, U.S. football player. Ringo (Richard Starkey) born 1940, English musician, drummer for the Beatles. a male or female given name. Contemporary Examples Roll over, Starr Report: There’s a new contender for most-sordid Washington sex-scandal. The 12 Juiciest Bits From the […]
- Baal shem-tov
(Israel ben Eliezer”Besht”) c1700–60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism.
Burt, born 1929, U.S. songwriter. Historical Examples Bacharach (ba˙ha˙-ra˙h), a small place of 2000 inhabitants on the Rhine, 12 miles S. of Coblenz. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various At Bacharach, “the poor people are found dead with grass in their mouths.” The Thirty Years’ War Samuel Rawson Gardiner Instead of floating […]
- Benjamin baker
Sir Benjamin, 1840–1907, English engineer. George (“Father Divine”) 1877–1965, U.S. religious leader. George Pierce, 1866–1935, U.S. critic, author, and professor of drama. Howard H(enry), Jr. born 1925, U.S. politician: senator 1967–85. Dame Janet, born 1933, English mezzo-soprano. Josephine, 1906–75, French entertainer, born in the U.S. Newton Diehl [deel] /dil/ (Show IPA), 1871–1937, U.S. lawyer: Secretary […]