Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A building lot adjacent to a shopping center or mall.
- ‘The development will have two buildings with a combined 30,000 square feet of retail space, as well as an office pad site.’
- ‘On some gravel pad sites, gravel has been partly or wholly removed before fertilization and seeding.’
- ‘"Historically, you would go into these grocery-anchored or department-store-anchored centers, and the developer would put a casual-dining restaurant or Blockbuster Video out on the pad site," said Tom Weigand, a former land planner himself.’
- ‘‘Normally a grading contractor is required to rough grade a pad site to within plus or minus one-tenth of a foot of grade,’ he explains.’
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.