Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A button which is pressed to produce a signal when transmitting Morse code.
- ‘Above each cylinder rests a fine platinum needle, or stylus, not unlike the point in a telegraph key.’
- ‘This was a five-key device based loosely on the telegraph key in which the transmission of information involved specific combinations of keys rather than the distinct meaning assigned to each key of the QWERTY typewriter keyboard.’
- ‘With a clattering of telegraph keys, reporters sent news of the race to a world suddenly transfixed by the drama in the far north.’
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.