Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mainspring in a watch.
- ‘It would not be surprising if he owned a watch at this time and that he acquired his data about watch springs in either acquiring a watch or in replacing a broken watch spring.’
- ‘It's function is to cause the proboscis to become coiled like a watch spring when not in use.’
- ‘Earring-Object is a Cubist-inspired, dangling accoutrement cobbled together from a watch spring and bits of found metal.’
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.