Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The part of the hull of a ship just above the waterline, typically marked by a line of contrasting colour.
- ‘The topsides featuring a boot top and cove stripe are finished with buffable polyurethane.’
- ‘The bottom is coated with an antifouling paint to match the local water conditions, and a contrasting boot top stripe is painted at the waterline.’
- ‘The underbody was epoxy coated in 1995, and the boot-top epoxied in 2002.’
- ‘He punched a hole in his boat's beautiful hull below the boot top at the stern and bent the shaft, bringing the engine to a noisy and abrupt halt.’
- ‘The old boot-top was not a fair curve and I attempted to correct that.’
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.