Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The amount by which the outer edge of a curve on a road or railroad is banked above the inner edge.
- ‘Mr Gallagher, who is an experienced road construction supervisor, also highlighted a deficiency in the superelevation of the road (agreed by the council) at the site of the crash scene.’
- ‘Okay, the superelevation wasn't that steep, but still…’
- ‘The LC.C. Accident Report assigns the accident to excessive speed on the curve, which had a limit of 20 mph, since it was a 12-1/2 degree curve with only three inches of superelevation.’
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.