Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
See bar tack
- ‘It is bar-tacked at critical stress points, wind-resistant and water-repellant with a polyurethane coating.’
- ‘I bar-tacked it every time it started/ended or where I couldn't sew it to allow where the compression straps ran under.’
- ‘These packs are constructed with beefy 1000 denier nylon and 1050 denier Ballistics, plus all stress points are bar-tacked for North Country durability.’
- ‘In the center of the Zeltbahnen has a double flapped opening to allow the user's head through when it is raining, which is bar-tacked inside and out and they have two buttons at the neck opening.’
- ‘Silk ribbon tastefully stitched around the lower waistband, and charming ribbon tab on the back besom pocket, and bar-tacked side seam pockets.’
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.