Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A locking device for securing freight containers to the trailers on which they are transported.
- ‘The unlocking function of the twist-lock is remotely controllable by means of a remote control unit.’
- ‘Adjustable models include those with a flick-lock length adjustment (convenient and pricey) and other with a twist-lock adjustment (less reliable and still expensive).’
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.