Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The spherical float attached to a hinged arm in the ballcock of a water cistern.
- ‘The identical spherical shapes of the ball float and seats 32,34 will insure such static seals for all rotative positions of the ball float’
- ‘If there is no valve, you maybe able to keep the water shut off by propping up or tying or holding the copper-ball float in its highest position.’
- ‘Cement fill 45, is used to fill the internal void in base 42, to hold the device down, under the ball float in the main water tank.’
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.