Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sudden, violent rupture or collapse of highly stressed rock in a mine.
- ‘A severe rockburst shook the earth, almost like an earthquake, and buildings came tumbling down, as old-timers still recollect.’
- ‘Nine miners were freed after spending four days trapped underground following a powerful earth tremor and rockburst on Monday.’
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.