Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A screen attached to the cockpit canopy of an aircraft to reduce the effects of glare.
- ‘He turned and faced front but then collapsed over the cockpit glareshield and instruments.’
- ‘I find that in most light aircraft, it's approximately where the top of the glareshield just meets the horizon.’
- ‘The first ships off the assembly line did not have glareshields on the instrument panel, creating a hazard at night.’
- ‘Army aviators were at first concerned about being startled, when two large airbags popped out of the wall next to their heads from the glareshield in front of them.’
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.