Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A platform high on a warship's mast on which guns or marksmen can be stationed.
- ‘Something dark could be seen through the wooden slats of the fighting top.’
- ‘Lookouts were posted at the top yard of each mast and in the fighting tops.’
- ‘A face peered over from the fighting top, watching her despondent figure disappear below decks.’
- ‘The US Navy devoted a great deal of thought to the crews of the fighting tops, and numerous testimonials from opponents testify to their effectiveness.’
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.