Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A gun used to propel a spear in underwater fishing.
- ‘I thought all divers gave up spearguns long, long ago and anyway, no real diver would ever use a spear on shellfish.’
- ‘The island is surrounded by clear deep water, and is home to as many large groupers as manage to escape the speargun.’
- ‘Never use a speargun with an aqualung.’
- ‘Save for a few idiots with spearguns, the diving at Key West is pleasant and enjoyable, but it isn't really a dive destination.’
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.