Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A screw with a loop for passing a cord through, instead of a slotted head.
- ‘The chain will link one screw eye to a corresponding hook.’
- ‘A large screw eye, carefully pried open, closed around your couplings and then screwed into a stake, will anchor the system.’
- ‘Turn all screw eyes parallel to the board short ends, so the cords will run through them easily.’
- ‘Thread one end of the remaining cord through all but the last screw eye, then down the row of shade rings in the second-to-last row.’
- ‘She tethered the gelding to one of the short chains dangling from screw eyes imbedded in the wooden planks of the walls.’
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.