Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cord or handle which rings a bell when pulled, typically used to summon someone from another room.
- ‘The door was covered by a wire mesh screen and there was a bell pull on the left which, upon being touched caused a far-off deep and sober ring.’
- ‘I tugged the bell pull twice before feet shuffled forward.’
- ‘They're open until 6 a.m. on weekends; after 4 a.m. the door is locked, but Gloria showed us the secret bell pull.’
- ‘‘At least four’ corrected Riann, standing up to reach for the bell pull.’
- ‘‘Security coffins’ with bell pulls and air hoses were patented.’
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.