Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small, light single-seater autogiro.
- ‘A combination of gusty weather and the relative inexperience of the pilot led to a gyrocopter going out of control and crashing, killing two men, an inquest heard.’
- ‘A helicopter's rotor is powered but a gyrocopter's rotor is passive.’
- ‘In the air, the car would function as a gyrocopter, using a conventional propeller to provide thrust and helicopter-style rotors for lift.’
- ‘The gyrocopter is believed to have taken off from a local airfield and the identities of the deceased are due to be released today.’
- ‘A gyrocopter vehicle would also be a good fit and fun to play with.’
From gyro- ‘relating to rotation’, on the pattern of helicopter.
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.