Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An implement used to check and mark right angles in constructional work.
- ‘Place a combination square or try square over the rail so the blade is in line with the edge of the stile.’
- ‘When buying a try square there is one main thing to check and that is making sure it is 90 degrees.’
- ‘The T-Square is another modification of the try square, its principal use being for draughting purposes.’
- ‘The top inside corner of the handle on some try squares is cut off at a 45-degree angle, for marking miter cuts.’
- ‘From this listing, we can see that the squares he was making are what we call ‘try squares’.’
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.