Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pointed instrument used for making marks on wood, bricks, etc., to guide a saw or in sign painting.
- ‘Specimen designations were etched on discs with a vibrating scriber.’
- ‘Set a scriber / compass to the widest gap between the backsplash and the wall.’
- ‘They also had automatic glide return and scribers to mark your work.’
- ‘Depending on the circumstance, use a compass / scriber or a flat carpenter's pencil to transfer the angle and shape of the object being fit to the object being scribed.’
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.