Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A railway freight wagon without a roof or sides.
- ‘The canvas had slipped off onto the flatcar revealing a cannon.’
- ‘I later learn the Friends of the Bodie Railway & Lumber Company have found and restored one of the old flatcars, now displayed at June Lake.’
- ‘It was a huge railway mortar, a flatcar with a giant gun on it.’
- ‘The plantation-style tree farm, founded in 1955, started moving truck trailers loaded with trees on railroad flatcars in 1988.’
- ‘Depending on their design, flatcars can accommodate containers that are placed singly or stacked two high.’
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.