Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A puzzle in the form of a plastic cube covered with multicoloured squares, which the player attempts to twist and turn so that all the squares on each face are of the same colour.
- ‘But lovers of kaleidoscopes, Rubik's cubes, and jigsaw and other puzzles should have a field day.’
- ‘The Rubik's cube was simply a puzzle whose original intentions mystified him, and he could not fathom the purpose for which it was designed.’
- ‘In that study, two groups were asked to fiddle with a Rubik's cube.’
- ‘It's been a while since I played with a Rubik's cube.’
- ‘A number of years ago, a fad called Rubik's cube was in vogue.’
- ‘He is usually the one on the bench trying to figure out that Rubik's cube.’
1980s: named after Erno Rubik (born 1944), its Hungarian inventor.
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.