Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
North American a small rocket firework, often discharged from an empty bottle.
2A model rocket made from an inverted plastic bottle that is partially filled with water, into which air is pumped until the resulting pressure forces the water out of the bottle's neck, propelling the bottle upwards.
1930s; earliest use found in Burlington (North Carolina) Daily Times-News.
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.