Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A wheeled stretcher used for transporting hospital patients.
- ‘The paramedics put me on a gurney and wheeled me toward the ambulance.’
- ‘We take kids to our playground, which has swings and sandboxes that are accessible to wheelchairs and gurneys.’
- ‘What revolution could be ignited by a man who snivelled and struggled his way onto the hospital gurney?’
- ‘Others rest in flag-draped coffins or come home strapped to hospital gurneys.’
- ‘Mike then quickly inserted a catheter and valve then taped it down just as the medics from the ambulance wheeled in a gurney.’
- ‘Other stretchers or gurneys have weight limits and may not be of sufficient dimension to accommodate the patient.’
- ‘There are patients in wheelchairs and on gurneys.’
- ‘At the hospital, John walked along side the gurney into the emergency room.’
- ‘In the emergency room, draped surgeons paced anxiously alongside empty gurneys.’
- ‘None of us present will forget the sight of him lying on the hospital gurney about to be wheeled into the operating room.’
- ‘Melissa indicates her choice by touching a happy face patch sewn into the cover of her hospital gurney or she touches the book.’
- ‘The only sound was the wheels of the gurney, until they stopped suddenly.’
- ‘The men released the wheels on the gurney and pushed me up a ramp and into the ambulance.’
- ‘Price control is a policy the government will not apply to its own strategies while leaving it to consumers in supermarkets, pubs, waiting rooms and on hospital gurneys to suffer the consequences.’
- ‘The town's economy now resembles a comatose patient on a gurney, ready to be wheeled who knows where.’
- ‘He tells me about one particular incident in 2002, when an explosive belt was found under a gurney transporting a sick child to hospital.’
- ‘His department, responsible for moving patients around in wheelchairs and on gurneys, had already been cut from three people to two.’
- ‘All assumptions were proven correct when a transport gurney and an EMS crew came in the front door.’
- ‘If the patient is very uncomfortable with the frame in place, he or she is placed on a gurney at this point.’
- ‘I was rescued from ending up on a hospital gurney or in a straitjacket by a combination of clarity and crisis.’
Late 19th century: apparently named after J. T. Gurney of Boston, Massachusetts, patentee of a new cab design in 1883.
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.