Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long pole with a hook and a spike at one end, used for fending off or pulling a boat.
- ‘If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore?’
- ‘Shelton handed the boathook to Angus and point at the buoy.’
- ‘A yachtsman, who had been seeking shelter, had used his boathook to keep her afloat.’
- ‘They were dragged across the ice with boathooks.’
- ‘A Bible, kept for the purpose, was handed from shore to ship at the end of a boathook for the declaration.’
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.