Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A protective strip running along a boat's side below the gunwale to prevent damage when coming alongside something.
- ‘The rubbing strake is there to protect the boat from further extensive damage and as a cosmetic finishing strip.’
- ‘I need to replace the rubbing strake on my beautiful modern classic.’
- ‘She is predominantly red in colour with a white rubbing strake and underside.’
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.