Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device invented by Archimedes for raising water by means of a helix rotating within a tube.
- ‘There is no evidence whatsoever that Archimedes invented the Archimedean screw.’
- ‘The corresponding cylinder analyzed would be the solid body from which the Archimedean screw was carved out.’
- ‘Interested in machines of many different types, Guidobaldo wrote on the Archimedean screw to raise water.’
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.