Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A carpenter's plane with a blade set at an acute angle, used especially for planing across the end grain of wood.
- ‘Before setting in concrete, use a block plane and curve the edges on the legs.’
- ‘Set the nails and use a block plane to remove additional wood as needed to make the extension jamb flush with the wall surface.’
- ‘A mallet, a block plane with front horn, and a small hatchet are located below the framing square.’
- ‘Mark all cut lines with a pencil; trim panels to size using a block plane for the sides and a handsaw for the ends.’
- ‘In that case, use a block plane to plane the jamb flush with the interior wall surface.’
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.