Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A set of spikes attached to boots for climbing trees or ice slopes.
- ‘For this method, you climb the tree using ladders, a pair of climbing irons, a tree bicycle or mountaineering ropes and equipment.’
- ‘Depending on the time of year climbing irons are essential.’
- ‘This equipment is easier and probably safer to use than climbing irons but it is heavier and much bulkier to transport.’
- ‘Some new lessons from our instructors and you will ascend and descend on the rocks using climbing irons and hung stations confidently.’
- ‘The descent was a real pain to me as well, because the strap on one of my climbing irons tore, and I had to climb down using just one crampon.’
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.