Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The compass point or direction midway between north and north-west.
- ‘Joined by Peter Horne, Chris Shred and Bert Lancaster he cast off and headed to a spot six nautical miles north-north-west of Thursday Island.’
- ‘In 1932, a magnitude 8.4 thrust earthquake struck about 100 km to the north-north-west.’
- ‘I think I know where this complainant needs to go to feel better: to a little town some 80 miles to the north-north-west of him, a mile or so on the Welsh side of Offa's Dyke.’
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.