Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A glass cylinder positioned over the wick of an oil lamp or candlestick to encircle and provide a draft for the flame.
- ‘A torch arcs through the darkness, lands on the clinic's roof sputtering like the moth in the lamp chimney.’
- ‘The scene is set in Higgins' laboratory, in which can be found a phonograph, laryngoscope, organ pipes, singing lamp chimneys, tuning forks, etc.’
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.