Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A metal plate forming the base of a machine.
- ‘The upper case is lowered onto the bedplate, and a liquid sealing compound is injected into a groove in the contact surface.’
- ‘By using the computer's case as a bedplate, the motherboard and other components can be stacked atop one another in sequence, tested as a system, and locked in place at the end of the assembly line.’
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.