Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1British Please turn over (written at the foot of a page to indicate that the text continues on the reverse)
2(in a tractor or other vehicle) power takeoff.
- ‘The pto with no guard shows no mercy and very few who get wound round that shaft live to tell the tale.’
- ‘The third resolution is to vow never to operate a tractor with an uncovered power take-off (pto) shaft.’
- ‘The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is the general acronym for 75% of the groups that choose to remain independent of the PTA.’
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.