Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Open sea:[as modifier] ‘blue-water navigation’
- ‘At the weekends, yachts and cruisers of all sizes criss-cross the blue water.’
- ‘Collections of bannerfish decorate the blue water at the fringes of the reef like confetti fluttering in a breeze.’
- ‘The current carried me steadily away from the security of my support boat, but my attention was focused on the blue water before me.’
- ‘Fixing my eyes on the blue water, I searched for mantas.’
- ‘Trim yachts skim the surface of the blue water and there is not a cloud in the sky - yet we are a mere hour's train ride from the manic heart of Manhattan.’
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.