Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The pipe that takes all the waste water from the upstairs plumbing system of a building.
- ‘In the space at the back of our stairs we found a small room, a small room that contained the soil stack, into which the offending waste pipe terminated.’
- ‘The connector to the earthenware soil stack is often made of plastic.’
- ‘If after taking the above steps the sluggish performance persists, you may have an obstruction in the vent pipe that exits through your roof or somewhere in the soil stack.’
- ‘The soil stack will dictate the position of the toilet.’
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.