Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A wooden or concrete beam laid transversely under the rails of a railroad track to support it.
- ‘He hammered a silver spike into a railroad crosstie.’
- ‘The organization promotes the economical and environmentally sound use of wood crossties.’
- ‘He argues that tests on household plants growing next to old crossties found no creosote residue.’
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.