Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A steel pin driven into a hole in a piece of metal to enlarge, shape, or align the hole.
- ‘I used a rolled steel drift pin to replace a few of the brass pins that were damaged beyond use.’
- ‘The 10" long Tapered Drift Pin is made of ductile iron and will accommodate square holes ranging from1" to 2 1/2".’
- ‘A straight drift pin 7 1/2 inches in length and 13/16 inches in diameter was offered for lining up holes.’
- ‘The divers have already found copper drift pins attached to fragments of wood, large structural pieces of iron, a swivel gun and, most exciting of all, three cannons, the largest of which is about eight feet long.’
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.