Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A longitudinal structural piece forming part of the underframe of a railway vehicle.
- ‘Wagon bodywork was lavender grey, including solebars and washer plates on solebars.’
- ‘The ‘plate’ can be thin because it is in fact cosmetic - the solebar carries the weight.’
- ‘The solebars are moulded as part of the body with separate components for brakes, V-hangers and handbrakes.’
- ‘The underframe fits between the solebars and is bolted to the body.’
- ‘Of course, the solebars need to be prepared and fixed to the floor before the brakes go in!’
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.