Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A machine used to spread manure on fields.
- ‘The untreated sewage was taken from a septic tank beside a public toilet and dispersed with a muck spreader.’
- ‘An agricultural machinery manufacturer is hoping a revolutionary muck spreader will help transform its fortunes after being hit by the crisis in farming.’
- ‘He paid tribute to the quick thinking of a local farmer who used a muck spreader to fight the fire, using water from a nearby pond.’
- ‘The police trainers watched closely as the NVQ students manoeuvred their tractors, reversed with farm trailers and connected implements such as harvesters and muck spreaders in accordance with health and safety regulations.’
- ‘And he thanked students, the college and the rural community - including businesses which donated fuel, tractors and muck spreaders for the event - for their ‘fantastic response’.’
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.