Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A gun discharging a shot that weighs six pounds.
- ‘Most British colonies were founded by free-booting English merchants or sailors, often armed with a dodgy royal warrant and six-pounders to point at the locals if they failed to appreciate the benefits of British rule.’
- ‘The submarine's small six-pounder gun could do little actual damage, but, once again, the psychological impact of the attack was great.’
- ‘Equipped with two twenty-one-inch torpedo tubes instead of a six-pounder cannon, the MTBs proved very effective at intercepting German convoys transiting off the Dutch and French coasts.’
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.