Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A metal cotter pin with two arms passed through a hole, held in place by the springing apart of the arms.
- ‘Two of the design features of the Mills bomb are still to be found in many modern hand grenades - the split pin and the handle which secures the spring-loaded firing pin.’
- ‘The split pin was wrenched out by nitrogen-crazed river weed and there you are.’
- ‘It was only sealed with a split pin so she opened the envelope and pulled out the documents.’
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.