Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
With a uniform reduction or enlargement:‘it is hard to build models to scale from a drawing’
- ‘Draw a room to scale and learn about choosing materials and accessories.’
- ‘Use graph paper, making each square equal a given dimension to get all the components to scale.’
- ‘If there are increasing returns to scale, this output reduction means an increase in average cost.’
- ‘Draw it to scale on graph paper which you can find at your local discount store.’
- ‘He arranged for a model of Khe Sanh built to scale to be set up in the White House basement.’
- ‘My picture of the world is drawn in perspective, and not like a model to scale.’
- ‘The hugely impressive peace garden involved the digging out of a large map of Ireland from a grid drawn to scale.’
- ‘Models of the planets are situated along the path, to scale with their size and the distance between them in the galaxy.’
- ‘Draw out your bedroom dimensions and on another sheet cut out your furniture to scale.’
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.