Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The horizontal beam or timber in a building that is secured to the foundation and is the base for the rest of the structure.
- ‘In most cases, the damage included tilted roofs, broken groundsills, and broken walls and tile.’
- ‘For groundsills, we use laminated American hiba arborvitae wood highly resistant to rot and termites - a necessary considerations for future residents.’
- ‘The cruck blades used in its construction spring directly from the groundsills and these support the roof timbers.’
- ‘When we were building with plain old stud walls, overloading the wood fibers of the groundsills never happened and it was a non-problem.’
- ‘The inside groundsill has anchor bolts previously installed that permit an easy mounting of columns or posts on the inside groundsill.’
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.