Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A formation in which a number of ships travel side by side.
- ‘I cross-checked my formation… I'm out of position, aft of line abreast.’
- ‘He looked out his bubble window and saw a mixed gaggle of Fw 190s and Me 109s closing head-on in line abreast.’
- ‘Marching in precision the Thunderbolts spread out line abreast, gun switches and guns sights on, propeller pitch increased for more power.’
- ‘About 12.30 pm, during the general mêlée, three aircraft came at our starboard side, more or less in line abreast.’
- ‘After the other escort aircraft landed, all aircraft taxied to the dais, parked line abreast, and carried out a formation shutdown.’
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.