Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Reverse the action of a boat's oars to slow down or stop:‘the exhausted crews backed water and the fleet fell apart’
- ‘After a successful ram, ships could back water and go after another enemy, but one wonders how many such shocks a ship could take.’
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.