Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flare that is fired into the air by a rocket so as to float suspended from a small parachute, used as a signal or for illuminating large areas.‘a red parachute flare was sighted by a fisherman just south of Port Kennedy and police were called’
- ‘Squad leaders fired their M203 rounds with modified parachute flares to mark enemy positions.’
- ‘After illuminating both sea and land with parachute flares, the enemy aircraft came in at low level.’
- ‘In order to navigate at night, commanders used compasses and parachute flares.’
- ‘Searchers used loud parachute flares that light up a vast area to make contact with the woman, who was suffering hypothermia.’
- ‘Engagements during hours of darkness can require illumination, such as a star cluster or parachute flare, to illuminate enemy positions.’
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.