Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The brightest setting of a vehicle's headlights.
- ‘On the way to pick her up from her apartment, I was tailed by this black Porsche Cayenne with its headlights on high beam.’
- ‘I also had my headlight on high beam, which is recommended by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.’
- ‘I still see four and five people riding on one bike - almost none are wearing helmets, but their headlights are on high beam so maybe we are halfway there.’
- ‘Then I switched on the headlights to a high beam.’
- ‘I spent the rest of the night looking like a startled rabbit contemplating an on-rushing truck with its lights on high beam.’
high beam/ˈhī ˌbēm/
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.