Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pipe for the downward transport of water or gas from the top of a furnace or boiler.
- ‘The size and number of downcomers installed varies from one type of boiler to another, but downcomers are installed in all naval boilers.’
- ‘They responded by putting forward a new plan - using the tides of the Huangpu to wash the existing downcomers and main sewer regularly.’
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.