Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the bridge is supported by three steel trusses’
support, buttress, joist, brace, prop, strut, stay, stanchion, shore, pier
2‘a hernia truss’
surgical appliance, support, pad
1‘they trussed us up with ropes and chains’
tie up, bind, chain up
pinion, fetter, tether, secure, fasten
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.