Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A metal ring sprung into a slot or groove in a bar to hold something in place.
- ‘Phosphate and oil is the standard finish on most circlips, the remainder being self finish and oil.’
- ‘External circlips are sized relative to the recommended shaft size to which they are to be fitted.’
- ‘A range of circlips, springs and retaining rings in all sizes are available from stock.’
- ‘The proper way to install a circlip is to position one end of the clip in the groove.’
Early 20th century: blend of circle or circular and clip.
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.