Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A saw with a narrow blade stretched vertically on a frame, for cutting thin wood in patterns.
- ‘One man laboriously cut the pierced decoration with a fretsaw and a variety of steel punches.’
- ‘We bring eight hand-operated fretsaws and all the materials so people can make a piece of fretwork that they then take home.’
- ‘Ilya is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase some new equipment, such as electric drills and fretsaws because the tools he's been using are old and need frequent repairs.’
- ‘Then there is the ability to produce more unusually shaped pieces which traditional fretsaws or even laser cutting machines cannot replicate.’
- ‘Fretwork of the 1800's and early 1900's was done with hand fretsaws or foot-powered scroll saws.’
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.