Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for escalator
- ‘He turned and led them up the moving staircase to his office.’
- ‘The three of them came down a moving staircase to a vast underground station.’
- ‘Tierney is uncertain why he is in New York, but admits that he is somehow drawn to ‘this world of moving staircases, electric eyes, efficient loud-speakers, like a moth to the bright light’.’
- ‘Among the wonders taken in was the moving staircase found in one of the town's shopping centres, which one Indian athlete described as ‘most marvellous’.’
- ‘I like to film in hotel rooms, in elevators or on moving staircases.’
- ‘Then it goes just as quickly as if you're running down a moving staircase… When you're running’
- ‘When the Metro was built moving staircases got preference over regular staircases because, engineers figured, they would transport passengers to and from trains more easily and evenly.’
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.