Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A range of frequencies allocated for radio communications involving aircraft.
- ‘Sneakily, I listened in to Heathrow's air traffic control on an old digital airband radio I picked up a coupla years back.’
- ‘Mooresy's airband radio crackled into life. The Yanks were coming, and the call-sign was ‘Cowboy’.’
- ‘I just can't talk on airband.’
- ‘One striking security guard, who does not wish to be named, spent the 36 hours monitoring the airport website and airband radio logging take-off details.’
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.