Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cheap homemade or makeshift gun.‘I made the zip gun in class out of a toy airplane launcher’
- ‘He became involved in the usual high jinks of young boys: nearly jumping out of a window upon watching too much Superman on TV after being cooped up all summer long; making zip guns; hanging out with gangs.’
- ‘That's what she said anyway, by the time I was old enough to make my first zip gun I knew that temp was just another name for hooker.’
- ‘He faced the Hulk across a boxing ring, in the gym where a kid with a zip gun once tried to kill Jack McGee.’
- ‘McVay leads a gang of kids armed with switchblade knives and zip guns who set upon Klein on his way to rehearsal with his doo-wop group, the TeenTones.’
- ‘Do we get any personal defense aside from our zip guns?’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.