Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A switch automatically activated at a preset time.
- ‘As well as targeting known criminals in the area, police are providing discounted safety locks, personal attack alarms, time switches and low-energy bulbs.’
- ‘The Pakistani government said during the raid in which the six were caught, authorities found 330 pounds of high explosives, detonators, transmitters, time switches, arms and ammunition.’
- ‘The photoperiod was controlled by a manually operated black-out facility in the poly-tunnel, and by automatic time switches in the cabinets.’
- ‘Later, they gathered at a farm, where he saw someone making time switches for bombs, using alarm clocks mounted on pieces of wood.’
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.