Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A harness suspended by elastic or a spring, into which a baby is put, with its feet within reach of the floor, to exercise its legs.
- ‘He researched seasickness so that troops would be in top condition for D Day by making an adult size baby bouncer in the lab, swallowing a balloon attached to a pressure gauge, and bouncing around nauseously.’
- ‘So, I get the pot of carefully home-made carrot & pea puree, strap him into a baby bouncer (suitably swathed with a muslin square), bib him and take a deep breath.’
- ‘In the last few years the turkey processing plant Twydale's has closed, as well as clothing manufacturer Dewhirst, as well as Cindico, which made baby bouncers.’
- ‘The other is that I'm in a cot or a baby bouncer or something and I hear someone clearly say something about ‘three day week’.’
- ‘We offer advice like putting a baby bouncer in an optimal position so when a mother is busy, the child can watch the care-giver as they move around.’
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.