Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flat plate, typically of cast iron, used in metalwork as a standard gauge for plane surfaces.
- ‘The latter kind of planometers, although not near so large or costly as the former, has almost an equal range.’
- ‘Face plates, or planometers, as they are sometimes termed, are supplied by most of the makers of engineering tools.’
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.