Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An indoor firework that produces ash in a coiled, serpentine form as it burns.
- ‘Fireworks which are legal for public use include sparklers, fountains, pharaoh's serpents, and pinwheels, although these fireworks must be ignited on private property with the property owner's consent.’
- ‘In Virginia, sparklers, fountains, pharaoh's serpents, pinwheels and whirligigs are permitted. Prohibited are firecrackers, skyrockets, torpedoes and other fireworks which explode, travel laterally, and rise into the air or fire projectiles into the air.’
Named by association with Aaron's staff which turned into a serpent before the Pharaoh (Exod. 7:9).
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.