Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- North American term for dropped kerb
- ‘A federal judge ruled that private parties could sue an Ohio city for the discriminatory impact of its failure to create curb cuts in its sidewalks.’
- ‘It's much like when wheelchair considerations paid for curb cuts but soon 99 percent of their use was for things that would never have paid their way - baby carriages, skateboards, wheeled suitcases, bicycles, and so on.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the front sidewalks are uninterrupted by driveway curb cuts, enhancing the pedestrian environment and making the houses look placed in a garden.’
- ‘But being born in 1942 long before disability acts, equal access laws, and curb cuts, he never attended school.’
- ‘Take the curb cut, those dips in sidewalks created for people using wheelchairs.’
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.