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- ‘And in 1970, Brown managed to ram the boat into a rock in a rapid called Unkar, splitting the hull from oarlock to oarlock.’
- ‘Given the way my day had gone, I half expected something terrible to happen - another capsize or a broken oarlock.’
- ‘A wooden contraption with a sliding seat and an oarlock place at the edge of the launch.’
- ‘In the midst of this mess, I turn to see that one of the Sequoia's oars has been wrenched out of its oarlock.’
- ‘But just as the women were about to make a move to pull even, one of the oars popped out of its oarlock.’
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.