Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The principal sail on a foremast.
- ‘Next we had to set the course sail, the top sail of the forward mast, then the foresails out over the bowsprit.’
- ‘A gust of wind hit them as the mizzensail was unfurled, followed by the mainsail and the foresail.’
- ‘Other ships on the high-seas in the late 1700's and up to the end of the 1800's were the sloop, a single masted ship that could carry a mainsail, topsail and foresail.’
- ‘I used the concept of the sailing boat rig with foresail and mainsail in the 70's as a very slow flying hang glider.’
- ‘Then he pulled down the sails and stored the foresail - more or less folded - in the small store room under the front deck.’
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.