Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plumb line attached to a board, used by builders and surveyors.
- ‘It is customary in laying blocks to use a plumb rule to ascertain the level alignment of the block which is being positioned on the wall.’
- ‘It is used in a horizontal position as a level and in a vertical position as a plumb rule.’
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.