Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- British term for blowtorch
- ‘And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.’
- ‘Examples in Fig.4 show that 15-30% of leaf fresh weight (about 20-40% of leaf water content) is driven off as steam when leaflets are scorched with the blowlamp.’
- ‘Fire caused £1M of damage to Clover Mill on Thursday, 5 June 1952, after a blowlamp exploded in the basement.’
- ‘It appears that a workman was doing repairs below the roof and using a blowlamp.’
- ‘Consumer watchdogs have suspended sales of a household blowlamp that has been found to be potentially dangerous.’
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.