Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun], [usually as modifier] The ability of a vessel to withstand rough conditions at sea:‘she is showing excellent seakeeping tendencies with impressive speed’‘the efficient hull form ensures good seakeeping and excellent fuel consumption’
- ‘Emphasis is directed to good seakeeping characteristics and manoeuvrability.’
- ‘Three major safety parameters - structural safety, overturning stability, and seakeeping quality - were evaluated altogether to assess the safety of the whole system.’
- ‘The hull design is optimised for stability, seakeeping and manoeuvrability and the hull appendages and propellers are designed for low hydrodynamic noise.’
- ‘Her considerably-improved seakeeping means she will be able to carry out survey work in the UK Western Approaches for 90 per cent of the year.’
- ‘Thomas Jefferson's navy experimented with gunboats, colloquially named Jeffs, of one or two heavy guns - tiny ships that had little to offer in terms of seakeeping ability and endurance.’
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.