Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flash from a gas-discharge tube, used in high-speed photography.
- ‘He was the first to use electronic flash in medical photography.’
- ‘That application of magnesium has now become outdated because of the general availability of electronic flashes.’
- ‘Different electronic flashes may have more complex circuitry than this, but most work in the same basic way.’
- ‘Also, unless you're desperate for light, try to shoot with the existing light - nothing kills spontaneity like the blast of an electronic flash.’
- ‘He doesn't use a panoramic camera or an electronic flash.’
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.