Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rectangular frame with poles at each end for being carried by two people.
- ‘All the powder charges are carried in a handbarrow by four men, being the charges were light enough and were taken to be loaded in the gun.’
- ‘Today's modern carts come in different forms; barrow, hand truck, wagon, wheelbarrow, push cart, handbarrow, handcart or gurney.’
- ‘Some hundreds of men were employed at this work, busy with their handbarrows, their picking and boring.’
- ‘Trucks, forklifts and handbarrows are often used for this work.’
- ‘Potter and Injun Joe were carrying a handbarrow with a rope and a couple of shovels on it.’
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.