Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An extra hand in some watches and clocks which moves round to indicate the seconds.
- ‘If you use the second hand of your watch, you will need to convert minutes and seconds into a decimal value.’
- ‘I woke up in the hospital at three in the morning and I could see the second hand on the clock wasn't moving.’
- ‘Try positioning yourself in view of a wall clock or use a watch with a second hand or timer.’
- ‘The man spots another clock, where the second hand has not moved at all.’
- ‘Wear a watch that has a second hand and be sure to keep an eye on it between sets.’
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.