Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of lock with a spring-loaded bolt which requires a key only to open it, as distinct from a deadlock.
- ‘Many doors are equipped with simple spring locks.’
- ‘Originally, the three small drawers were secured by spring locks released from underneath and accessible through the two locking small drawers below.’
- ‘Now it was a simple matter of sliding the mounting bracket back into the case until the spring locks snapped into place.’
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.