Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The condition of a structure that is held together with corroded nails.
- ‘When faced with slipping slates through nail sickness, there is no easy solution as the slate above prevents access to the damaged nails.’
- ‘Probably 40% of the fasteners are bleeding and in some areas has caused nail sickness to the planks.’
- ‘Once a roof has become seriously affected by nail sickness the only appropriate method of repair is to strip and resurface the roof.’
- ‘We have some nail sickness that I would like to address with something other than total plank replacement.’
- ‘Stamp on a joint with nail sickness and the components would separate - not a good idea.’
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.