Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The period from 4 to 8 a.m. on board a ship.
- ‘He had gone to bed early, as he was taking first morning watch and the others sat up, gazing at the fire.’
- ‘Kennedy held the morning watch, relieving the other officers from his fidgeting and worry.’
- ‘Hornblower wakened at the last ding of the fifth bell in in the morning watch.’
- ‘In a prelude to life at sea, the dragon boat team learnt the meaning of the ‘morning watch’ when it rose at 4am on March 7 to prepare to compete in the championships.’
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.