Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mechanical device that automatically reproduces a person's signature, used typically in situations where someone is required to sign a large volume of documents:‘a lot of celebrities use autopens but there are ways to spot this because you often get squiggles and ink dots’
- ‘Clerical workers would have routinely signed such a citation, one of thousands like it, with an autopen.’
- ‘All letters were sorted by subject matter for appropriate response by a staffer (mostly choosing the right form letter) and signature by use of the office autopen.’
- ‘I would guess that every Senator uses an autopen to sign his or her correspondence.’
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.