Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Royal Navy officer holding the full rank of captain, as opposed to a commander with the courtesy title of captain.
- ‘He had made post captain when he was only twenty-three years old, not an unheard of feet, but he had been young enough to be hailed as one of the most promising officers in the King's service.’
- ‘I can't resist pointing out that a master and commander would never captain a frigate, and quite properly the film has Aubrey wearing the two epaulettes of a post captain.’
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.