Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small hinged flap in an outer door, through which a cat may enter or leave a building.
- ‘The postman always comes to the back door and, on many occasions, has put a bulky envelope through the cat flap.’
- ‘Within the six weeks he grew so fast that he could no longer walk in and out of the house through the cat flap on the front door.’
- ‘Keep your cat in at night by locking its cat flap and providing a litter tray or, even better, consider keeping it in a well-built and interesting run during the day.’
- ‘I'm not really sure what the objective of the game is or how a player wins or loses, but it involves two cats, one on either side of the cat flap.’
- ‘Residents are urged to keep their keys hidden after thieves broke into a house by fishing for them through a cat flap.’
- ‘And just as I said that, as if awaiting its cue, a huge mouse ran out from beneath the cooker and leapt out through the cat flap.’
- ‘I'm not sure if he knows how to use a cat flap, so a wee training session might be in order.’
- ‘Don't forget to seal the cat flap to prevent pets escaping.’
- ‘Consider constructing a cat door for free access to the outdoor enclosure.’
- ‘Yesterday I came downstairs and found that the cat flap had been smashed.’
- ‘The arsonist's trademark is to set light to conifer trees and wheelie bins, but lighted paper has also been pushed through a cat flap.’
- ‘If you are at all handy or have access to someone who is, consider installing cat flaps (or just cutting cat holes) in the doors.’
- ‘As soon as I'd put one out the front, there he was coming in through the cat flap with yet another one!’
- ‘At an aromatherapy clinic and shop the gang crawled in through a tiny gap created around a cat flap in the back wall.’
- ‘Did my kitten learn how to use the cat flap, this wet, cold, November evening?’
- ‘Draught proofing cuts out unpleasant draughts from around windows, external doors, letterboxes, keyholes and cat flaps.’
- ‘The postmen said the cat had ripped their hands to shreds as they put post through the cat flap.’
- ‘He keeps throwing glances at the cat flap in the back door but it will be a couple more weeks before we let him venture outside.’
- ‘He likes to sit on the windowsill, and to look out of the French doors and through the cat flap.’
- ‘The Cat, without reply, popped through the cat door.’
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.