Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A quickly constructed building in which vertical poles are secured in the ground to serve as both the foundation and framework.
- ‘I was a little disappointed that work has not yet begun on two new much-needed car storage ‘barns,’ the inexpensive pole buildings IRM erects to provide indoor storage and display for its collection.’
- ‘We had a metal pole building built on a slat we poured, and we bought a salvaged compressors and evaporators.’
- ‘This is Iowa, where they can build a pole building, put three thousand hogs in it, and call it a farm; where they can build a pole building, put a steeple on it, and call it a church.’
- ‘Finally to the north, it's the white farmhouse and green pole building we park the tractors in.’
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.