Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pair of compasses with legs that may be extended for large circles.
- ‘The Iris 100 is a universal compass that can be used both as a steering compass and as a hand-bearing position fixing compass.’
- ‘Remembered by many as the Silva universal compass, this classic instrument comes with a mounting bracket enabling it to be mounted and read from nearly any position - on a bulkhead or on a shelf or dash as a steering compass, or even from the overhead as a ‘tell-tale’ compass.’
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.