Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hatchet with a head that forms an axe blade on one side and an adze on the other.
- ‘To do that we will have to remove irony from its privileged pulpit and have it join the choir, to take it out of our mis-set compasses and put it on the tool racks with the pulaskis and korticks.’
- ‘That includes new lightweight Nomex coveralls that are much lighter than usual firefighting turnout gear and a tool known as a pulaski that combines a type of pick and axe in one.’
- ‘Even today, the pulaski is a preferred fire-fighting tool.’
1920s: named after Edward C. Pulaski (1866–1931), the American forest ranger who designed it.
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.