Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A warning light that goes on when a fault occurs in a device.
- ‘While I waited I scanned my HUD and checked the idiot lights from the other stations on my watch; all were green; no one was under attack.’
- ‘An apt metaphor indeed, as motor mechanics call these gizmos ‘idiot lights.’’
- ‘The idiot light for Foxtrot Base just turned red; they are surrounded.’
- ‘Other than this high-tech version of a car's idiot light, I saw no other symptoms.’
- ‘For providing an easy-to-use ‘security idiot light’ to Linux system administrators and distributions everywhere, Nmap, we salute you.’
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.