Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A manual household implement used for sweeping carpets, having a revolving brush or brushes and a receptacle for dust and dirt.
- ‘I have two old, cherished appliances which are still in constant use: a Sunbeam Mixmaster de luxe and a Ewbank Queen carpet sweeper.’
- ‘That price - about $200 - was what the company had hoped to get for their mechanical carpet sweeper.’
- ‘There's a bit of friction between her and Ray, but she uses the carpet sweeper like a dream.’
- ‘Our selection hanging from the holder includes a compact carpet sweeper and a classic cotton deck mop from Casabella.’
- ‘Personally I won't be here - I'll be in town buying a carpet sweeper for Lisa's mother.’
- ‘The movie's scene-to-scene transitions ought to be played in film classes for years to come; one using a carpet sweeper is particularly noteworthy.’
- ‘I then picked up the carpet sweeper and carried it up two flights of stairs.’
- ‘In 1876, inventor Melville Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.’
- ‘We also helped with the cleaning, sweeping floors, beating carpets hung on the clothes line, and using a carpet sweeper - a Ewbank model, which was most efficient.’
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.