Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A light railway vehicle propelled by cranks or levers and used by workers for inspecting the track.
- ‘In order to get from one place to another relatively quickly, the gangs used handcars and later, speeders.’
- ‘These handcars were first patented in 1934 and were produced by a small manufacturer in Indiana.’
- ‘These ‘speeders’ were the next generation of vehicles after the manually-operated handcars and come in all shapes and sizes.’
- ‘The weight is necessary for the handcar with the trailing car to handle the layout's grade.’
- ‘None of the freight trains in that section of the state ever ran at night, so we saw no apparent danger or harm in borrowing the handcars for a few hours.’
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.