Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An electric horn or warning hooter:‘the tug blew its klaxon three times’
- ‘As a police helicopter thundered overhead, many of the demonstrators sounded klaxons and blew horns to make their point.’
- ‘After all the excitement had died down and we were getting on with what we were doing beforehand, the fire klaxon sounded again.’
- ‘Somewhere, off in the distance, a klaxon sounded and everyone around me started running.’
- ‘Alarm klaxons started to sound throughout the corridors.’
- ‘Warning klaxons went off, flooding the room with flashing red light.’
Early 20th century: from the name of the manufacturing company.
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.