Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who uses a parachute.
- ‘I didn't have a lot of time to prepare for the parachute landing and, not being a parachutist, this was new to me.’
- ‘The parachutists landed within a two-mile radius of their downed bomber.’
- ‘AN EXPERIENCED parachutist died after his parachute failed to open during a 13,000 ft jump on Sunday.’
- ‘Army parachutists drop into the ocean from a C - 130 Hercules as part of Exercise Swift Eagle.’
- ‘The single-engined Cessna had taken off from Dunkeswell airfield with the five parachutists on board, all of whom were going to make a drop over the Devon countryside.’
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.