Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The lowest yard on a sailing ship's foremast.
- ‘Orion came round but Colossus was in the course of going about when her foreyard and foretop yard where shot away.’
- ‘She is not more square-rigged than she is taunt; her foreyards do not measure more than 70 feet.’
- ‘Her long foreyards give her a generous spread of squaresails for chasing away before the wind.’
- ‘At the same time the look-out man on the foreyard sang out, ‘Breakers a-head.’’
- ‘Once the bow has been pushed away from the dock, cast off stern spring, brace around foreyards on a starboard tack.’
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.