Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mechanism in a watch connecting the escape wheel and the balance wheel with two levers.
- ‘This state-of-the-art timepiece, made by Joseph Emery of Charing Cross around 1797, has the revolutionary lever escapement that is the foundation of every mechanical watch to this day.’
- ‘Exceptional accuracy and the perfection of the lever escapement led to mass production of these clocks.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.