Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small particle rubbed off by a file when smoothing or shaping something:‘iron filings’
- ‘Do not use oil when sharpening with a file; metal filings will accumulate and clog the file's serrations.’
- ‘There was sawdust and bits of metal filings everywhere.’
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.