Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A projection at the prow of an ancient warship, typically shaped to resemble the head of a bird or other animal.
bow, bows, stem, fore, forepart, front, head, nose, cutwaterView synonyms
- ‘The ship was, of course, a warship whose primary offensive weapon was a beakhead or ram at the waterline.’
- ‘The 104-foot ship was undergoing maintenance when workers discovered that the beakhead, a piece of wood on the ship's bow, had started to rot.’
- ‘They nailed the bough to the beakhead of the ship.’
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.