Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Place a number of rifles (usually four) with their butts on the ground and the muzzles together.
- ‘The seamen from HMS Excellent were tasked to take over, piling arms and improvising drag ropes from lengths of rope commandeered from the railway station.’
- ‘In piling arms, after the firelocks are properly fixed, the pikes are generally placed across the muzzles.’
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.