Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of a pair of thick electric cables fitted with clips at either end, used for recharging a battery in a motor vehicle by connecting it to the battery in another.
- ‘However, the engine roared into life with suitable application of jump leads to the empty space once occupied by a battery.’
- ‘It is also recommended to carry a jack, jump leads, spare fuses and a torch.’
- ‘And my car is usually on the receiving end of the jump leads, so I'm not sure it would be any use.’
- ‘I got into the habit of starting it up with jump leads every time I needed it.’
- ‘No problem I thought, as I grabbed the jump leads and opened the bonnets of both cars.’
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.