Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A revolving device containing an abrasive substance, in which castings, gemstones, or other hard objects can be cleaned by friction.
- ‘To tumble stones: place rough rocks or minerals in the tumbling barrel, add a rough grit, and turn on the motor.’
- ‘These are complete Lortone tumbling barrels including the barrel, inner lid with liner, and the outer lid with knurled nut.’
- ‘In tumbling barrels, the friction is created by gravity as the media slides across the diameter of the barrel.’
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.