Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A protective coverall garment suitable for space travel.
- ‘The original plan was to use a joystick, but astronaut feedback indicated that grasping a joystick in a moonsuit was troublesome.’
- 1.1 A garment resembling this.‘an emergency response team dressed in moonsuits’
- ‘Anyone who puts on a moon suit to handle asbestos is wasting his time: the correct safety equipment is one of those paper nose-and-mouth 'particulate respirators'.’
- ‘Zipped up tightly in my bee-proof ‘moonsuit’, complete with netted helmet, I walk nervously towards the hives.’
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.