Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small radio device, activated from a central point, which emits a series of bleeps or vibrates to inform the wearer that someone wishes to contact them or that it has received a short text message.
- ‘Let's concentrate on the big three of wireless convenience devices: pagers, cell phones and e-mail.’
- ‘Many modern digital cellphones and pagers allow users to disable audible ringing, so they can quietly pick up calls in public places or have the phone take messages.’
- ‘These are kids who've had access to cell phones, pagers and personal computers all their lives.’
- ‘We have the latest in wireless technology, from pagers and cell phones to palm pilot accessories, all for the busy man on the go.’
- ‘Personally, I agree that it's rude to leave cell phones and pagers on during meetings or seminars.’
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.