Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit in hi-fi equipment for playing or recording audio cassettes.
- ‘I ran over to the stereo and pulled the tape out of the cassette deck.’
- ‘It has great speakers, but a bad cassette deck I've not yet replaced with a CD player (there are a lot of things I could do with a few hundred dollars before I bother doing that).’
- ‘He was brought up in Chippenham and at the age of nine he became interested in music when his mother bought him his first radio cassette deck.’
- ‘The next morning, I put the tape in the cassette deck.’
- ‘Moving forward I came to a cramped compartment of bunks where a set of radio equipment and a cassette deck lay on the floor.’
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.