Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A valve opened and closed by a plate hinged at one side.
- ‘The divers were expected to start work tonight on installing a section of pipe and a flap valve to an existing culvert.’
- ‘There the nozzle moves a flapper valve that seals the system out of the way.’
- ‘Its only moving parts are a spring-loaded ‘clack’ valve and a non-return flap valve.’
- ‘We have done some work in Malton by installing flap valves into the drainage system and these have had an effect in keeping water levels down slightly.’
- ‘The valve assembly includes one or more flapper valves that are able to pass a ball through at a minimum flow rate of fluid, enabling the ball to be used to operate the disconnect device.’
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.