Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lining to an interior wall that does not need to be plastered.
- ‘Ensure your quote includes rooflights, the flooring structure, dry lining, insulation, ventilation requirements, all electrics, plumbing (if you need a bathroom upstairs) and the means of access.’
- ‘After completing an apprenticeship he was working for a company as a dry lining specialist on a self-employed basis.’
- ‘The owners used plaster with latex in the house, which eliminates the need for dry lining and also has the flexibility to expand and contract with the old walls.’
- ‘The dry lining fixer insisted he had not driven the vehicle that day and that the police were mistaken.’
- ‘The scheme, aimed at helping over-65s to meet the costs of replacing doors and windows, install dry lining, heating and other small-scale, yet important, work in their homes, was described yesterday as being ‘chronically under-funded.’’
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.