Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A device for passing a thread through the needle and guides of a sewing machine.
- ‘There's a darning needle, of course, a threader, a hemostat (the instrument doctors use to put in sutures), and an Army survival tool.’
- ‘To thread texturized nylon, use a needle threader or put a dab of seam sealant on the thread end and let it dry before threading the needle.’
- 1.1 A factory worker who attaches spools of yarn to a loom.
2A device for cutting a spiral ridge on the outside of a screw or the inside of a hole.
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.