Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bright appearance of the sky caused by reflection from a distant ice sheet.
- ‘We were in 24 hours of daylight now, but fog and iceblinks obscured our vision much of the time.’
- ‘The penguins are ‘real’, as much as the sky, the northern light and those iceblinks from the icicles.’
- ‘A passage in Worsley's Endurance describes how early Antarctic sailors searched the clouds for iceblinks.’
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.