Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A machine for driving piles into the ground.
- ‘Piledrivers drive heavy beams, or pilings, into the earth as a support for a structure.’
- ‘Most days of the week, the sound of piledrivers is at near-deafening levels outside St. Paul's Convent School in the Causeway Bay business district of Hong Kong.’
- ‘As for building on a bog, it didn't stop the piledrivers that laid the foundations for the new A650 road.’
- ‘We sell barges and barge mounted piledrivers with hydraulic hammers.’
- ‘Katrin grabbed a cot from downstairs and set it up in the middle of the piledriver.’
- ‘On the far side of this broad stretch of water jackhammers and piledrivers rattle away on a swathe of residential development around the new Dockland Museum.’
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.