Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An autogiro or similar aircraft.
- ‘A gyroplane combines features from an airplane and a helicopter.’
- ‘I had done it all - not only with the airlines, but I also flew and/or instructed in airplanes, seaplanes, gliders, helicopters and gyroplanes.’
- ‘But after a number of safety scares, the 65 gyroplanes thought to be in Britain were grounded by the aviation authorities.’
- ‘I became rated in gyroplanes, helicopters, seaplanes and gliders.’
- ‘This new sport-pilot license privileges will extend over a variety of aircraft, including gliders, power parachutes, gyroplanes, weight-shift-control, airships and balloons.’
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.