Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mechanism in a watch connecting the escape wheel and the balance wheel using two levers.
- ‘Exceptional accuracy and the perfection of the lever escapement led to mass production of these clocks.’
- ‘This state-of-the-art timepiece, made by Joseph Emery of Charing Cross around 1797, has the revolutionary lever escapement that is the foundation of every mechanical watch to this day.’
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.