Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A principal wing or other supporting surface of an aircraft, as opposed to a tailplane.
- ‘The coolant radiators were in the mainplane leading edge between the engines and the fuselage.’
- ‘Conversion involved; replacing the upper, and lower mainplanes with scratchbuilt narrower chord wings.’
- ‘The aircraft features ailerons on the rear mainplanes, but has electric flaps on both sets of planes.’
- ‘Now staff are preparing the centre section and hull for relocation to Point Cook where the mainplanes are being restored.’
- ‘The car has front and rear diffusers for overall down force with an adjustable carbon mainplane rear wing.’
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.