Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(of a jet engine) lose power through the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber.
- 1.1North American informal Fail, especially conspicuously.‘journalists had seared him for flaming out in the second round of the Olympics’
- ‘Its attempt to export its New York City clothing sensibilities to the Midwest and West Coast flamed out, he says, because management failed to do market research on the tastes of non-New Yorkers.’
- 1.1North American informal Fail, especially conspicuously.
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.