Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A wheeled conveyance for moving heavy logs.
- ‘We found a beautiful horse, dead and still harnessed to an immaculate jinker, caught in a tree about 20 feet above normal water level just opposite Jumping Creek.’
- 1.1 A light two-wheeled cart.
with object and adverbial of direction Convey in a jinker.‘walnut logs were jinkered down the hills’
Late 19th century: variant of early 19th-century Scots janker, a long pole on wheels for carrying logs.
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.