Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An electric tool with a blade like a chainsaw, used for cutting back bushes, shrubs, and hedges.
- ‘The court heard Dickenson's arm had been injured when his neighbour tried to grab a hedge-trimmer from him as he was attempting to chop the shrubs even further.’
- ‘I'm considering taking the cordless hedge-trimmers out and doing some weed trimming.’
- ‘If you shout at them their big sweaty dad will return from the beach and batter you with your broken hedge-trimmer.’
- ‘Men who have invested in a lawnmower or hedge-trimmer spend about nine minutes longer a day looking after the garden.’
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.