Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A scanner using radiation, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance imaging in order to examine the entire body.
- ‘Frequent travellers, priapic schoolboys and the terminally vain may have noticed with interest that Heathrow Airport recently installed an X-ray body scanner at Terminal 4.’
- ‘This is a smaller version of the full body scanner downstairs.’
- ‘Born in Edinburgh and educated at the city's George Heriot's School, he built a fortune through developing electronic body scanners for use in diagnosing medical conditions.’
- ‘Randomly chosen passengers will have to go through an X-ray machine or be searched, either by a body scanner or with sniffer dogs.’
- ‘Similarly, the body scanner seemed like a miracle machine when first introduced.’
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.