Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A phenomenon in which a luminous electrical discharge appears on a ship or aircraft during a storm.
- ‘St Elmo's fire is usually seen at the top of tall objects such as church steeples, trees or the wings of airplanes. Often a crackling sound is heard along with it.’
- ‘Another possibility is St Elmo's fire caused by a strong low level electrical field.’
- ‘St. Elmo's Fire has long served as an omen of heavenly intervention to sailors.’
Regarded as a sign of protection given by St Elmo, the patron saint of sailors.
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.