Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small valve, especially in the pipe of a steam boiler or cylinder of a steam engine for drainage or testing.
- ‘Steam for ten minutes, then shut off the steam by either closing the petcock or dropping the weight gauge into place.’
- ‘They were fitted with a dial gauge, a vent port in the form of a petcock or counterweight, and a safety fuse.’
- ‘This time I put a piece of tape over the petcock opening instead of using the screw on block off plate I had made to use on the first steps.’
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.