Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A maker or builder.
craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson, skilled worker, mechanic, technician, operative, maker, smith, wright, journeymanView synonyms
- ‘The lower rank comprises ‘the people of every art besides’, who include wrights, blacksmiths, braziers, craftsmen, physicians, judges, Druids, and others.’
Old English wryhta, wyrhta; related to work.
Family name of brothers Orville(1871–1948) and Wilbur(1867–1912), US aviation pioneers. In 1903, the Wright brothers were the first to make brief sustained and controlled powered flights in an airplane, which was designed and built by them. They were also the first to make and fly a practical powered airplane 1905 and a passenger-carrying airplane 1908.designer, planner, maker, constructor, deviser, contriver, establisher, creator, fabricator, architectView synonyms
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.