Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A remote-controlled device for handling or manipulating objects.
- ‘Robert Heinlein was responsible for ‘waldoes,’ those automated gloves that scientists use to manipulate dangerous items by remote control.’
1940s: named after Waldo F. Jones, a fictional inventor described by Robert Heinlein in a science fiction story.
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.