Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A revolving tool with a D-shaped crank handle for boring.
- ‘A further development was to use a brace and bit to ream out (as bone dust) burr holes about 1 cm in diameter.’
- ‘We did because we had some very capable fellows with the screwdrivers and brace and bit.’
- ‘The trepanning brace and bit here would make any carpenter envious.’
- ‘Also included were all the woodworking tools needed (augers, chisels, gouges, taper bits, brace and bits, planes and irons, etc.) to make wheels.’
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.