Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A radar beacon that can be identified and located by its response to a specific radar signal.
- ‘The racon on the Bishop Rock Lighthouse works on the 3cm and 10 cm wavelengths, has a range of around 18 nautical miles and the Morse coding of T.’
1940s: blend of radar and beacon.
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.