Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An old or rickety vehicle:‘that's assuming my rattletrap is fit for the road’[as modifier] ‘a rattletrap lorry’
- ‘But it sure would be nice if the shiny new tankers were at least as good as the ancient rattletraps they were replacing.’
- ‘Bouncing toward home in our old rattletrap truck, I felt not just happy but satisfied, already intuiting that time spent on a riverbank is not wasted.’
- ‘I slowed my rattletrap to a halt in front of the garage, half expecting Diane to be standing on the porch, holding little Dorothy in her arms.’
- ‘The car was a rattletrap, and when we slowed down, dust would Come boiling in, even with the windows shut.’
- ‘When Hyundai Motor Co. first arrived in the U.S., 19 years ago, it was best known for rattletrap econoboxes.’
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.