Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘During a previous flight, the pilot successfully autorotated to a field when the dual magneto failed.’
- ‘Subsequent to the ‘flameout,’ the aircraft was autorotated and a safe landing was made.’
- ‘Diaspores are 22-mg and 22 mm long samara-like winged seeds that autorotate while falling at an average terminal velocity of 0.81 [+ or -] 0.01 m/s, mean [+ or -] 1 SE.’
- ‘The pilot autorotated into a grass field and managed to crash land the helicopter.’
- ‘Aviation Week had a still photograph of that aircraft just before it autorotated into the ground.’
- ‘This makes both of these helicopters very easy to autorotate, with large margins for pilot errors.’
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.