Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tool for setting the teeth of a saw so that they point in alternate directions.
- ‘However, it is questionable how many gentlemen or other amateurs would find a use for the saw set, bickiron, bevel, or mortise chisel included in the larger kits, whose size and completeness were apparently selling points.’
- ‘Center a saw set over every other tooth and squeeze the handle.’
- ‘There are sections that cover the function of a saw set and the identification of different types.’
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.