Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Documents that a ship is legally required to carry, providing details of ownership, nationality, destination, cargo, etc.
- ‘He decided he had to leave Poland and, on July 22, he made a second attempt to flee on his former ship, using his old ship's papers.’
- ‘The captain was ordered to surrender the ship's papers but once night fell she slipped out of Gibraltar with her lights switched off and leaving her papers behind.’
- ‘Norman told me he had lost everything except his ship's papers, kept in a survival bag made of watertight barrage balloon material and hung around his neck.’
- ‘Similarly some of the judgments in the ship's papers cases treat the order for ship's papers as an application of the obligation of good faith.’
- ‘The ship's papers said the cargo was for a firm identified as Integrated Chemicals and Development but contacts so far with Sudan indicated the company did not exist.’
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.