Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sprung metal clip with long, serrated jaws, used attached to an electric cable for making a temporary connection to a battery or other component.
- ‘Two crocodile clips are attached to either side of the gap in the steel link and 1000 amps of electricity is applied.’
- ‘If they are used for promotional reasons they will probably have attached some kind of accessories like crocodile clips, Dog clips, mobile phone holders.’
- ‘People are snooping on our lives, and you can too with cheap laptops, a few crocodile clips and a battered old van.’
- ‘You play through your nose and change pitch with a pair of crocodile clips.’
- ‘There was a single lamp plugged into the generator, with a mesh over the bulb end and a crocodile clip on the other.’
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.