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A small light aeroplane which is fast and manoeuvrable and used for short trips.
- ‘We were delayed yesterday in Chicago because of the weather, and it wasn't fun taking a little puddle jumper prop plane to Grand Rapids with storm systems all around.’
- ‘I flew in from London on Wednesday night, crashed in Boston (as in slept, not as in assume emergency landing positions) and then took the first Cape Air puddle jumper over to Ptown.’
- ‘Of course I was travelling on the shoulder - wouldn't you if you had a classic ‘puddle jumper’ like mine?’
- ‘A scant decade ago, a sales visit to Wal-Mart likely entailed flying a puddle jumper into the college town of Fayetteville, renting a car, then snaking along the old U.S. 71 through the Ozarks until you hit Bentonville.’
- ‘At Midway, I'm always surprised that passengers aren't forced to wait in a double-wide before being sent off in little puddle jumpers.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.