Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A switch or other device in which electrical contact is automatically made and broken.
- ‘The hammer type of make-and-break has given very good service.’
- ‘This sounded the death knell for the slow and heavy make-and-breaks.’
- ‘Auto engines had much more horsepower per pound of weight, and though physically larger, they did not weigh much more than the make-and-breaks.’
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.