Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A metal or plastic tube fixed round each end of a shoelace.
- ‘And that the ends of our shoelaces are called aglets.’
- ‘The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.’
- ‘The simplest way to create an aglet is to wind two or three layers of adhesive tape around the end.’
- ‘These function somewhat like the aglets on the ends of shoelaces that keep them from unraveling.’
- ‘A random search by CFO magazine recently uncovered E-tail sites hawking pipe cleaners, arugula seeds, and aglets (those little plastic things on the ends of shoelaces).’
Late Middle English: from French aiguillette ‘small needle’, diminutive of aiguille (see aiguille).
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.