Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A children's building toy consisting of pieces held together by pegs in holes.
- ‘In addition, a contemporary set of Tinkertoys is available for kids to see what they can create!’
- ‘It may yet click its way to victory after victory, a monument to the Tinkertoy dreams of childhood.’
- ‘The Tinkertoy was introduced in 1914, the result of two friends from two walks of life but with one interest.’
- ‘In time, we outgrew Tinkertoy and moved to greater challenges like Lincoln Logs or Erector Sets.’
- ‘This space station looks like a Tinkertoy assembly of one 88-meter-long beam, with four wing-like power panels at each end, and a collection of centrally mounted cylinders - the modules.’
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.