Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shield fitted on top of a building's supports to prevent termites from entering the building from the foundations:‘the property is supported on concrete pillars with steel ant caps to guard against infestation’
- ‘The presence of an ant-cap will not prevent a colony of termites from gaining access to a building.’
- ‘Avoid storing anything made of wood beneath the house and install ant-caps to stumps in order to help identify a termite problem in its early stages.’
- ‘There was an ant cap on top of the piers, but no concrete footing.’
- ‘A popular misconception held by many houseowners is that ant caps are necessary.’
- ‘You are then left with a nail wedged between the ant cap and the underside of the bearer.’
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.