Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A powered grass trimmer with a nylon cutting cord which rotates rapidly on a spindle.
- ‘As she was coming back to the house the plastic cord in the strimmer snapped off and I cut the engine to lengthen it.’
- ‘Falls from ladders cause the most injuries, followed by accidents with electrical tools such as lawnmowers, power drills and hedge strimmers.’
- ‘They took lawn mowers, strimmers, chainsaws, as well as drills and tools totalling about £3,000.’
- ‘Lawn mowers, strimmers and hedge trimmers are being targeted.’
- ‘Included in the items taken were a chain saws, hedge trimmers and strimmers.’
1970s: probably a blend of string and trimmer.
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.