Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An early type of aeroplane with three pairs of wings, one above the other.
- ‘In 1849, Cayley designed and built a full-sized triplane glider, which carried a ten-year-old boy several yards through the air down a hill at Brompton Dale.’
- ‘In 1920 the Army Engineering Division issued specifications for a large triplane bomber to the Witteman-Lewis Company of Teterboro, New Jersey.’
- ‘Yet, the greatest ace of the war chose the Fokker triplane, eventually losing his life in it.’
- ‘The film-makers have rounded up a fine-looking collection of biplanes and triplanes, which contributes to the authentic feel of the film.’
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.