Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thin, inexpensive razor-blade knife designed to open cardboard boxes.
- ‘Educated, well-off young men, with degrees and laptops, imagine that their box-cutters are the equivalent of seventh-century swords.’
- ‘Peter sighed, and pulled from his pocket a box-cutter.’
- ‘Passengers are no longer able to bring box-cutters onto their flights.’
- ‘I got my hands on the box cutter and straightened back up.’
- ‘They were found with box-cutters, hair dye and $20,000 in cash.’
- ‘In a world of asymmetrical warfare, where terrorists can wreak havoc with simple sticks of dynamite and box-cutter knives, skeptics question the logic of pouring billions into a high-tech global missile shield.’
- ‘She wanted to wipe the sweat from her forehead, but would have to let go of her box cutter to do it.’
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.