Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of one of the construction battalions of the Civil Engineer Corps of the US Navy.
- ‘These are examples of Seabee Battalion patches from the Museum's collection’
- ‘This is the actual beginning of the renowned Seabees, who obtained their designation from the initial letters of Construction Battalion.’
- ‘Thousands of Seabees served in combat areas of Korea during the war, but many other Seabees were stationed in lonely outposts all over the world.’
Representing a pronunciation of the letters CB (from construction battalion).
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.