Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a ship) broad-beamed.
- ‘While these are expensive boats they offer considerably more room than even a modern beamy sloop of this size.’
- ‘There is a large saloon and four cabins for the eight guests, beamy decks for relaxing topsides and a good-sized stern dive platform.’
- ‘A beamy old former fishing boat carried us across to Caldey's landing point on a beach that mirrored Tenby's, and was sprinkled with sunbathers.’
- ‘The beamy portal allowed him to lean on the sill, and to behold the most spectacular view one could only dream of.’
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.