Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The original gunpowder, composed of charcoal, saltpeter, and sulfur, now used chiefly in antique firearms and in fireworks.
- ‘The real reasons why I like to shoot black powder in cartridge firing guns is it works so well, and it is authentic.’
- ‘I prefer to use black powder with the replica Springfield, Remington and Sharps rifles.’
- ‘The news is now reporting the explosive was a toy grenade filled with black powder and a fuse.’
- ‘Stand to the side of someone shooting a Model 1873 chambered for a .45 Colt and loaded with black powder.’
- ‘Filled with an explosive combination of saltpeter and black powder, these were the primitive ancestors of rockets.’
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.