Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fine adjustable wire in a crystal radio receiver.
- ‘It took two burly labourers to manhandle the huge walnut and Bakelite tuner onto the Lilo, but within hours the valves had warmed up, and the cat's whisker proved remarkably sensitive.’
- ‘For entertainment at home we sang around the piano or from 1925 we listened to our wireless - the cat's whiskers kind of early radio.’
- ‘It is made from a coil of wire, a cardboard roll, has an aerial, a crystal (germanium diode), an earplug and a piece of wire called a cat's whisker.’
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.