Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An internal combustion engine which uses oil as fuel, especially a diesel engine.
- ‘Nine tractors from a range of eras, several old-fashioned ploughs and an open crank oil engine are just a few of the items up for grabs.’
- ‘Using a second-hand oil engine and a small dynamo, he lit up the family home with low-power bulbs.’
- ‘He transformed the oil engine from something fit only for a bus, truck or ship, into the modern, refined, computer-controlled marvel.’
- ‘There was a large display of steam threshing, tractors, cars, machinery and oil engines.’
- ‘There will be many other attractions at Rosdillig on Sunday such as a display of vintage tractors, cars, motor bikes and oil engines.’
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.