Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An electric cell in which the electrolyte is absorbed in a solid to form a paste, preventing spillage.
- ‘They can run on replaceable dry cells.’
- ‘Over the past three decades we and others have established that they are almost certainly involved in stabilizing the dry cells.’
- ‘It operates, rather loudly, on a couple dry cells, and is triggered with a small remote so that you can activate it from across the room without being obvious.’
- ‘The only equipment needed was the receiver, powered by dry cells.’
- ‘Manganese dioxide is used primarily in the manufacture of dry cells.’
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.