Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Feedback in a telephone receiver, in particular the reproduction of the user's own voice:‘a little side tone is useful’
- ‘The side tone is that made from vibrations moving sideways through the bar rather that along it, and is usually too weak to be heard on its own.’
- ‘This subtractive procedure can eliminate most side tone to the point where, in a well set-up system, the listeners voice is removed completely.’
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.