Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A watertight enclosure pumped dry to permit construction work below the waterline, as when building bridges or repairing a ship.
- ‘The 1,050 mm diameter outfall on the west side of the airfield required a temporary cofferdam during its construction.’
- ‘Its diversion tunnel is accompanied by upstream and downstream cofferdams that permit construction of the main dam.’
- ‘Right outside my window is the cofferdam they're building so they can repair it.’
- ‘The construction scheme employed on the bridge consisted of cofferdams for the drilled shaft foundations, and climbing forms for the tower construction.’
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.