Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An electronic device that dials telephone numbers randomly or from a list and may also leave recorded messages or request information.
- ‘And, if you've got a forgetful household, you can use an autodialer that automatically dials 18866 for you whenever you pick up the phone.’
- ‘They really should program those autodialers to try people at different times during the day.’
- ‘They cited industry estimates indicating that telemarketers make as many as 104 million calls to consumers and businesses every day, with the number growing as a result of increased use of autodialers.’
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.