Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A stitch made to strengthen a potential weak spot in a garment or other sewn item.
- ‘I go forwards and then reverse over the stitching so that it doesn't come undone, making the bar tack the width between the two lines of top-stitching.’
- ‘Either choice, bail ring or not, needs to be really well sewn in (if your machine zig zags I would suggest replicating a bar tack, two or three straight stitches across the webbing and two or three zig zag stitches over those).’
- ‘I made the same baby hems on the slits and did a hand bar tack at the top of the slit to reinforce where that clip was made.’
- ‘The cord will be looped at one bar tack, with the cord tails at the opposite bar tack.’
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.