Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a horizontal plane’
flat surface, level surface
the flat, horizontal
2‘trying to reach a higher plane of achievement’
level, stage, degree, standard, stratum
position, rung, echelon, footing
1‘a plane surface’
flat, level, horizontal, even, flush, levelled, true
smooth, regular, uniform
1‘seagulls swooped and planed overhead’
soar, glide, float, drift, wheel
2‘boats planing across the water’
1‘the plane crashed close to the airport’
aircraft, craft, flying machine
North American airplane, ship
British informal, dated kite
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.