Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small triangle of sheet metal, used to hold glass in a window frame until the putty dries.
- ‘In addition to the glass you will also need glazier's points and glazing compound to hold the glass in place.’
- ‘If you intend on reusing the glass, be careful removing the glazier's points - it's very tricky.’
- ‘Use a putty knife to press glazier's points into the sash every 4 to 6 inches to hold the glass.’
- ‘Press in new glazier's points every 10 ’, using the tip of the putty knife.’
- ‘Flat metal glazier's points are 20th century technology so they cannot be original to a 19th century mirror.’
- ‘These are called glazier's points, and their job is to hold the glass in place - it's not the putty that does this.’
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.