Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of jet engine in which combustion is intermittent, the ignition and expulsion of each charge of mixture causing the intake of a fresh charge.
- ‘Those of us in the industry that are not privy to the details of the propulsion system guess the pearls are the result of a pulse jet type systems.’
- ‘One of the systems that goes into the AIM tank is a pulse jet air cleaner.’
- ‘Although the earlier M54 engines relied on unleaded gasoline only, the new M54A2 pulse jet engines burn any mid-viscosity Army fuel-including diesel, JP4, JP8 and motor gasoline-to produce a thick white smoke cloud.’
- ‘It employed a novel pulse jet engine (which made a distinctive sound, hence the name buzz bomb) and short wings to carry its 1,874-pound warhead to targets up to 150 miles.’
- ‘The microlight instructor, 35, built the gas and liquid fuel pulse jet from instructions off the internet.’
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.