Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device invented by Archimedes for raising water by means of a helix rotating within a tube.
- ‘Interested in machines of many different types, Guidobaldo wrote on the Archimedean screw to raise water.’
- ‘There is no evidence whatsoever that Archimedes invented the Archimedean screw.’
- ‘The corresponding cylinder analyzed would be the solid body from which the Archimedean screw was carved out.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.