Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for second officer
- ‘Jack and Ash, my two best friends, now my first and second mates, helped me along the way.’
- ‘Captain Austen and the second mate were on the bridge at the time of the stranding, which occurred at high tide.’
- ‘This was only to be expected, and it was the mate and second mates ' jobs to motivate them with threats and promises.’
- ‘I was second mate to the captain of this ship, but he was washed off in the last storm we hit.’
- ‘At that moment, Miguel, the second mate, interrupted us.’
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.