Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of the small pegs on the head of a guitar, used for tightening the strings.
- ‘From then onwards all tuning takes place down at the bridge using the fine tuners (I've not used the regular machine heads yet - the guitar just stays in tune).’
- ‘And his Sitardata, molded on the Indian sitar, is a stainless steel bowl with machine heads and a metal bar.’
- ‘He'd carefully scrubbed the machine heads and pick-ups with the detachable head of a burnt-out electric toothbrush, and wiped the sweat and dust from each string until they gleamed packet-fresh.’
- ‘They do not necessarily need to be in tune - the machine heads on the modern bass are basically only there for effect - nails will serve just as well.’
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.