Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A biometric device that scans a person's or animal's retina in infrared for identification purposes.
- ‘As he moseyed around, not sure what he was looking for, he saw rows of doors down the hall each one with a retinal scanner next to it.’
- ‘There was a retinal scanner in front of him, and he placed his eyes to it.’
- ‘Please place your hand in the DNA scanner to your left, and place your eyes at the retinal scanner.’
- ‘He ran up the ramp of his ship and typed in the access code as well as put his eye over the secret retinal scanner.’
- ‘The retinal scanner above the bridge entrance scanned Eldon's and Jon's eyes and confirmed they were allowed inside the bridge.’
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.