Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A container such as that in a steam engine in which water is boiled to generate steam.
- ‘He used an old steam boiler, filled with rocks, which was pulled by a horse or bullock team.’
- ‘The collection languished for years in Harrison's steam boiler factory, and Catlin again lobbied the U.S. government to purchase his Indian collection to no avail.’
- ‘Byworth, based in Parkwood Street, is the only remaining independent manufacturer of hot water and steam boilers in the UK.’
- ‘Although its four steam boilers and turbines are each rated at 160MW, all have been poorly maintained for many years, largely due to spare parts shortages.’
- ‘By 1880 Springfield factories printed and published books, produced envelopes and fine writing paper, sewing machines, church organs, ice skates, paint and chemicals, steam boilers, and fine watches.’
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.