Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Japanese high-speed passenger train.
- ‘On June 1, the group will travel on the famous Japanese bullet train - the Shinkansen - to Niigata for Ireland's opening World Cup game against Cameroon.’
- ‘In Japan we have the bullet train, but England has Concorde.’
- ‘Few players can carry out a game plan like this freight train with a bullet train's speed.’
- ‘Should Florida build a bullet train, and should it be done by a constitutional amendment?’
- ‘An earthquake in 2004 caused a bullet train to derail - the first since the high speed trains went into service 40 years ago - but there was no loss of life.’
- ‘Other options for the railway, according to state media, include styling it after the Shinkansen, Japan's high-speed bullet train, or two methods used in France - TGV and Inter-City Express.’
- ‘Japan has been trying to sell China its Shinkansen bullet train technology, while Germany wants to provide its maglev technology.’
- ‘The Japanese bullet train is one of the candidates for a planned high-speed train linking Beijing and Shanghai.’
- ‘Some day, it's going to need a subway, and elevated sky train, and a bullet train which runs from Chiang Mai to Phuket!’
- ‘A York museum has proved a real ‘hot shot’ after gaining its second international accolade in two years - for its groundbreaking display featuring a Japanese bullet train.’
- ‘After the press conference, Zhu went to Tokyo station to take a Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe, western Japan.’
- ‘He said the Japanese bullet train system had run for 40 years with no injury-causing accidents and contributed little environmental pollution.’
- ‘During the latest tremors the bullet train to Niigata, 200 km northwest of Tokyo, was halted as a precaution but was expected to be running at normal speed by the end of yesterday, a railway spokesman said.’
- ‘Through the cracked glass of the window, we see a bullet train cruising by.’
- ‘The bullet train is too expensive (about the same as flying), is only used for travel and occasional long commutes.’
- ‘And that's not to even mention taking a boat trip through Britain's longest and deepest canal tunnel, watching a medieval jousting tournament, hitching a ride on a Japanese bullet train - and checking out a flying salami.’
- ‘Taiwan received its first bullet train, delivered from Japan on Tuesday.’
- ‘The Japanese bullet train helped the country immensely.’
- ‘Anyway, when I got back home I turned on the telly to see lots of pictures of a train station and aerial views of a shinkansen bullet train.’
- ‘Japan's newest test model of the Shinkansen bullet train is unveiled to the media at its test center at Rifu, northern Japan, yesterday.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.