Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A powerful outdoor electric light with a concentrated beam that can be turned in the required direction:‘the lifeboat's searchlight picked out a survivor on the rocks’
- ‘Eighty-eight powerful searchlights are used, each with a 7,000-watt bulb.’
- ‘The contact boat was only two miles from Grafton, and a chase ensued, with the suspected smugglers being illuminated by powerful searchlights.’
- ‘Then without warning large searchlights lit up all around the base of the tower and pointed up.’
- ‘During WWII searchlights were beamed continuously across Sydney Harbour as a deterrent to the Japanese.’
- ‘They also move about unrestrained by razor wire, searchlights, locks or electric fences.’
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.