Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A water channel below a dam or water mill.
- ‘A major search was continuing along the Limerick-Clare border last night after the 16-year-olds were reported missing in the tailrace at Ardnacrusha generating station, near Parteen village and three miles from Limerick city.’
- ‘‘We used to sit the tins in the wheelbarrow and take them to the tailrace at the south end of the beach to empty.’
- ‘This 19th-century sawmill, built by Swiss immigrant John Sutter to mill lumber for American homesteaders, became the serendipitous point of origin for the California Gold Rush when a chunk of gold was discovered in its tailrace.’
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.