Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A lockable container; a safe.
- ‘They were selling - alongside actual useful items such as safes, lockboxes, and hardened steel chain - dummy security cameras. £17.50 gets you pure deterrent factor - a mock camera with a blinking red LED.’
- ‘In a letter to two senators, the White House recommended giving pilots lockboxes for the weapons so they won't be left in the cockpit.’
- ‘She suddenly wished she had a bigger gun before realising the irony of her chain of thought; her bigger gun was in the lockbox.’
- ‘Once they are given the right to protect plane and passengers, pilots must still carry their firearm in a lockbox.’
- ‘The activists inserted an arm into each lockbox and locked themselves to each other.’
- 1.1 A delivery letter box provided with a lock.
- ‘There was ‘a long waiting list’ for lockboxes at the post office, and Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming license plates are almost as common as those from Montana.’’
- 1.2mass noun A service provided by a bank, whereby the bank receives, processes, and deposits all of a company's mail receipts.
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.