Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bullet designed to cut a neat hole in a paper range target.
- ‘The ammo was Crosman Copperhead 4.5mm wadcutters.’
- ‘You can still buy factory loaded .38 Special wadcutters from the major makers, but it's a tiny trickle compared to ten years ago.’
- ‘The lumbering wadcutter bullet seemed to take forever to get out of the barrel and you really had to hold hard to get good scores.’
- ‘Most autoloader cartridges have a rounded bullet to lead them into the chamber, but the blunt end of the wadcutter places great demand on the alignment of the cartridge within the magazine.’
- ‘While almost everyone thinks of the wadcutter as making nice, clean, easy-to-score, holes in targets, there's more.’
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.