Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In the position adopted when given a command to port one's weapon:‘the men lined up in full fig, with shields up, helmet masks down, and batons at port arms’
- ‘The naval soldier moved to stand next to the weapons console, rifle held at port arms.’
- ‘The column of twelve soldiers marched through in single file with their rifles at port arms.’
- ‘Charlie slowly walked down the hill, the carbine held at port arms.’
- ‘Their faces were concealed by tinted face shields attached to their helmets, and they carried what looked like quarter staffs at port arms.’
- ‘For example, a soldier standing at port arms will normally have a center of gravity in the middle of the pelvis, roughly behind the navel.’
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.