Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The wooden stock or support to which the barrel of a gun is attached.
- ‘Their dark, dense wood is prized for furniture, musical instruments and gunstocks.’
- ‘According to Miriam Bixler, Absalom was a multitalented individual who worked as a farmer, woodcarver, maker of gunstocks, and justice of the peace, as well as a potter.’
- ‘To sell more optics, mount a scope on a gunstock so customers can hold the stock to their shoulders and look through the scope.’
- ‘In addition to cabinets and furniture, black walnut has been used for musical instruments, paneling, gunstocks, and other fancy wood products.’
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.