Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device which transmits and reproduces facsimile copies over a telephone line.
- ‘Before coming to MIT he was a Senior Vice President for Research and Engineering for the Xerox Corporation, where he was in charge of Research, Development and Engineering for the entire line of Xerox Copiers, Duplicators and Telecopiers.’
- ‘The machines were also very expensive, took six minutes to send a single page, and could communicate only with other Telecopiers; different manufacturers’ machines were incompatible.’
- ‘I remember working for Rank Xerox back in '73 when there were only 60 fax machines (Telecopiers) in the country, other than the main newspaper offices.’
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.