Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long extension ladder, especially on a fire engine, used to reach high places.
- ‘Gino kneeled at the end of the extended aerial ladder.’
- ‘If you're a natural-born driver, consider piloting a pumper, tanker, aerial ladder, heavy rescue truck or an ambulance.’
- ‘We had to tackle the fire using ladders and the aerial ladder platform.’
- ‘We used an aerial ladder platform to get her down safely.’
- ‘We were forced to put out the fire using an aerial ladder.’
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.