Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A road surface used for testing the ability of automobiles to withstand lateral acceleration.
- ‘The Alphera Dutton Rally is for road-registered performance cars competing in 24 separate driving tests, including timed laps, slaloms and wet skidpans.’
- ‘It started life as a Fairmont, but nobody is going to say the Fox platform is obsolete after they see it pull over one G on the skidpad.’
- ‘It feels fantastic on the road at any speed and generates an impressive 0.9 g's on a skidpad on Michelin ZP high-performance run-flat tires.’
- ‘Millar crashed twice on roads that, with incessant rain, resembled a skidpan.’
- ‘So imagine Nadia Comaneci doing her pirouettes and tumbles, not on a nice sprung floor, but on a skidpan.’
- ‘Henning said the huge crowds meant that the donut competition on the skidpan had to be cancelled for safety reasons.’
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.