Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A portable light, especially one used for fishing at night.
- ‘During the Qing Dynastyi1644 - 1911), the local peasants and fishermen often made and used ice lanterns as jack-lights during the winter months.’
- ‘The spearing was conducted from row boats in 2 to 6 feet of water, by means of ordinary fish spears with illumination from jack-lights.’
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.