Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water.
- ‘The current soon builds to a maximum 6-8 knots on a spring tide.’
- ‘Exceptional weather conditions combined with a spring tide produced one of the worst floods in living memory for the east coast of England.’
- ‘Here in Scotland, the first spring tide in July is normally when the early arrivals of young salmon start nosing into the estuaries, seeking out the rivers of their birth.’
- ‘‘They were apparently warned by a lifeguard to leave the water as the spring tide was coming in,’ Fobian said.’
- ‘If we get low pressure, a west wind and a spring tide the flooding will occur again,’ he said.’
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.