Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The end of a rope or sheet in a ship's rigging which is made fast, as distinct from the end to be hauled on.
- ‘He makes it fast to the cable - he reeves the jeer-fall through it - the jeer-fall is brought to the capstan, with the standing part belayed to the bitts.’
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.