Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I did it just like they taught us, Cap'n’informal contraction of captain, used in representing speech
- ‘The cap'n don't hold with the boys gambling away their pay.’
- ‘Ahoy, thar, cap'n, the boys been sayin' I be grave injured.’
- ‘Aye cap'n, keep them scallywags under tight watch, wot!’
- ‘Now, how's'bout my appointment with the cap'n?’
- ‘Someone been telling you about ghosts, cap'n?’
- ‘You'll either be a cap'n's servant or 'prenticed to one of the craftsmen, but likely not an able seaman just yet.’
- ‘All due respect, cap'n, we don't have much time.’
- ‘It couldn't have been more than an hour before you arrived, cap'n.’
- ‘Thanks again, cap'n, for spending more of my money.’
- ‘Well, cap'n, when me and Ad were scouting about outside, we noticed that most of the damage was concentrated on the port side of the ship, sir.’
- ‘We've been told to watch out for Reb infiltrators trying to get information, haven't we cap'n?’
- ‘Alarmed, Moore hurried back to the Hesperus, where he explained to his cap'n that the crew were AWOL.’
- ‘Nothin' can go wrong in askin' fer a boat, cap'n.’
- ‘No one knows exactly what happened to distract the opposing cap'n.’
- ‘‘Aye, aye, cap'n,’ he retorted before skipping back out, still looking smug.’
- ‘‘You're the cap'n,’ Nikolai pointed out nastily, his accent making it sound even fiercer.’
- ‘It's only sensible if ye were to stay with the cap'n and… with us.’
- ‘Weigh anchor or I'll give you a taste of the cap'n's daughter.’
- ‘If either of ye dogs dare inform the cap'n, ye shall be answerin' to me.’
- ‘Needless to say he smelled pretty bad so I quickly shoved 'im off and ran back to the cap'n.’
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.