Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Running across the regular grain in timber.‘cross-grain swelling’
- ‘To prevent cross-grain cracking, follow the paint manufacturer's recommendations for spreading rates.’
- ‘How about a rabbet with a rabbeted cleat pinned underneath with dowels (in elongated holes, to allow seasonal cross-grain dimension change)?’
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.