Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Megacycle(s), a unit of frequency equal to one million cycles.
1‘the chance to vote for their MC’short for Member of Congress
1(in the UK) Military Cross.‘he was awarded the MC’
2Monaco (international vehicle registration).
3Music cassette.‘it is now available on Deutsche Grammophon CD and MC’
Perform as an MC.‘a long bout of MC'ing’
- ‘It was MC'd by a DJ from a disco called ‘Carwash’ in Cyprus, but contained plenty of traditional Egyptian entertainment.’
- ‘Among the many incidents recalled in his long and winding career is a night back in 1962 when he MC'd the first-ever British performance by the erstwhile Robert Zimmerman.’
- ‘I was MC'ing for 20 bucks a night at the east side comedy club on Long Island, and I won, like, five weeks in a row.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.