Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The channel carrying the swift current of water that drives a mill wheel.
- ‘Visitors can still see the mill race which is nearly 1 metre deep.’
- ‘A council investigation led to the blocked sewerage pipe at the old mill race.’
- ‘The mill race still works, but the stream chatters by as it has always done in its steep rocky little valley under the trees.’
- ‘Surveying was the essential precondition to owning land, building a mill race, or constructing a canal, railroad, or irrigation ditch.’
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.