Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A utility knife with a very sharp replaceable blade.
- ‘Many of the paintings incorporate cut paper and other materials which Schwarz manipulated with a variety of tools, including protractors and X-acto knives.’
- ‘On the first one he drew the uppermost layer of a crack and cut it out with an X-acto knife.’
- ‘Use an X-acto knife to cut an X in the center opening, and fold excess fabric into the back of the plate.’
- ‘I'm guessing it should be possible to disable the serial number by cutting the CLK line to the EEPROM, which should be easy for anyone with a keen eye and a sharp X-acto knife.’
1940s: respelling of the adjective exact + -o.
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.