Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of the air it displaces.
aircraft, craft, flying machineView synonyms
- ‘Some sprays were even applied from the air, using aeroplanes or helicopters.’
- ‘They then went on to ransack a hangar belonging to the property, which houses an aeroplane, helicopter and car.’
- ‘By then the real embodiment of air power - the aeroplane - was not quite five years old.’
- ‘I am, of course, fully aware of the very significant differences between aeroplanes and helicopters.’
- ‘The fighter aeroplane, of course, was essentially a short-range defensive weapon.’
Late 19th century: from French aéroplane, from aéro- ‘air’ + Greek -planos ‘wandering’.
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.