Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in science fiction) a propulsion system for travel in hyperspace.
- ‘Sir, it will take a few minutes to prime the hyperdrive, and the Helio-Fighters are dropping on ammo.’
- ‘I know more about starship engines and hyperdrives than I ever wanted to know.’
- ‘Take up screening positions around Nova Fortress and have your hyperdrives slaved to ours.’
- ‘Propulsion was handled by four cold-fusion engines and the hyperdrive systems were prototype units.’
- ‘It is the hyperdrive that enables vessels to travel at faster-than-light speeds, which amazes my people.’
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.