Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A line marked on the compass in a ship or aircraft, showing the direction straight ahead.
- ‘Adjustable compasses have a compass body with a lubber's line and a rotating capsule or bezel with a boxing mark.’
- ‘Simple compasses may use north or 0º on the azimuth circle as a lubber's line.’
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.