Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A gear that causes a wheeled vehicle to move fast, due to a high ratio between the speed of the wheels and that of the mechanism driving them:‘pull away in high gear’‘the high gears make whizzing downhill safer’figurative ‘the war against the Mafia has gone into high gear’
- ‘As the G8 Summit draws near, preparations are kicking into high gear.’
- ‘On icy or slushy roads, motorists are advised to use high gears to avoid wheel spin.’
- ‘Indeed it is so flexible that you can drive around at low speeds in a high gear when you are feeling lazy.’
- ‘If the ratios are too tight, the car will be in high gear very quickly and the engine will be screaming by the time the car nears the finish line.’
- ‘Fichter nodded, shifting the car into high gear and speeding into the distance.’
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.