Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the European Space Agency's ERS-1 satellite’
space station, space capsule, spacecraft
artificial satellite, communications satellite, weather satellite, television satellite
sputnik, COBE, IRAS
2‘the two small satellites of Mars’
moon, secondary planet
3‘Bulgaria was then a Russian satellite’
dependency, colony, protectorate, dominion, possession, holding
historical fief, tributary
1‘a satellite state’
dependent, subordinate, subsidiary, ancillary
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.