Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hinge with long leaves or flaps for screwing on to the surface of a door or gate.
- ‘It is made of three wide planks of oak, bound together with galvanized strap hinges.’
- ‘Two panels hang from posts with heavy strap hinges so they can swing open for loading bulky furniture and garden supplies.’
- ‘The exception is the chest in Plate I on which the present butt hinges are replacements for the original strap hinges.’
- ‘Attach the tip of the trowel to one side of a narrow strap hinge using epoxy made for metal.’
- ‘It is a subtle blending of these two materials with white shutters sporting handsome wrought iron strap hinges.’
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.