Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small, flattened projecting surface or attachment on an aircraft or rocket for providing aerodynamic stability.
- ‘The failed patch had caused the rudder to bind against the trailing edge of the vertical stabilizer - a great catch by the FEs.’
- ‘The rudder, connected to the vertical stabilizer, then starts to deflect air much like a wing, only the resulting force is to the side.’
- ‘This could be done only after the vertical stabilizer and the upper portion of the rudder had been located onto the aft fuselage.’
- ‘Grab the top of the vertical stabilizer and rock the airplane back and forth while you watch the tailwheel.’
- ‘As he investigated the ships, he was approached by a ‘silver twin-engine monoplane carrying two vertical stabilizers.’’
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.