Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Containing a compressed or stretched spring pressing one part against another.‘a spring-loaded clothespin’
- ‘The doors are spring-loaded so that, at the point of being halfway closed, the spring will take over and slam the door shut and hold it closed.’
- ‘In the market I found almost everyone sold heavy, serrated, spring-loaded metal rattraps.’
- ‘This knife was like a switchblade, except that the blade was spring-loaded to shoot straight out of the handle and lock when you pressed the release button, rather than opening sideways.’
- ‘When closed, the lid is held with a spring-loaded lock.’
- ‘If you enter the correct code, a spring-loaded door pops open, but a built-in computer will block access if five wrong codes are entered.’
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.