Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thin plastic or fibre sheath that is inserted into a hole in masonry in order to hold a screw.
- ‘The correct method is to drill a series of holes, insert Rawlplugs and screw in the vine ties tightly.’
Early 20th century: from Rawlings(the name of the engineers who introduced it) + plug.
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.