Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A wind blowing from the north-east.
- ‘Many of the famous blizzards and northeasters that battered the East Coast and sank ships in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean throughout history were bomb cyclones.’
- ‘The race began with light winds, but things got dicey the next day as a northeaster raged through the fleet in the Bay of Fundy with winds up to 40 knots, and six boats dismasted.’
- ‘Historically, northeasters with an easterly track have brought the East Coast its heaviest snowfalls.’
- ‘The steep roof pitch protects both this and the mountain house from the northeasters that sweep through New England, and it lends the homes a cottage-like quality that belies their mass.’
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.