Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person whose job it is to supervise the work of others.‘she had worked as an overlooker at Mansfield Hosiery for five years’
- ‘Within days the weaving overlooker from Denholme, near Bradford, was having a battery of tests at St Luke's Hospital in Bradford.’
- ‘The weavers and overlookers on the weekend shift who have lost their jobs were all long-term employees.’
- ‘She said her husband, formerly a cotton overlooker, had left her four years before.’
- ‘I am an overlooker and I have to superintend the children at the mill.’
- ‘Mr Minton was a loom overlooker and then weaving and design manager at Kelsall and Kemp.’
- ‘Mr Lambert, a retired weaving overlooker, returned home at 7pm to find firefighters tackling the outbreak.’
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.