Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dam built across a stream to raise the level of the water so that it will turn the wheel of a water mill.
- ‘The drama in Luddenden, Calderdale, followed a night of torrential rain which had left a mill dam dangerously overflowing when debris partially blocked a culvert.’
- ‘Local woodland and mill dams would be preserved by a management company financed by an annual charge on the eventual householders.’
- ‘I feel sorry for the village children with no family car to take them swimming and I am glad we no longer have a mill dam.’
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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.