Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The action of finding one's way by observing the sun, moon, and stars.
- ‘The three-year expedition from 1804-1806 comprised around 40 men, variously skilled in botany, meteorology, zoology, celestial navigation, Indian sign language, carpentry, gun repair and boat handling.’
- ‘Far from being a mere passenger, Hattie kept the ship's weather logs, learned celestial navigation and even handled the vessel on some occasions.’
- ‘In our third year at the National Defence Academy, we naval types branched off to learn celestial navigation and knots and splices.’
- ‘It should be noted, however, that despite what you might read in books and articles, the Indigo Bunting is the only species of bird which has been demonstrated to use celestial navigation.’
- ‘However, due to lengthy computations and the space needed for large charts, the timeworn system of celestial navigation was ill suited to the airplane cockpit.’
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.