Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large piece of shaped timber fitted horizontally in the bows of a ship, used to connect the sides to the stem.
- ‘The breasthook is glued and fastened to the stem before the stem is attached to the frame.’
- ‘I built breasthooks out of some 3/4’ pine shelving that was left over from another project.’
- ‘I plan to bring the cloth over the breasthook on each end and this should add further strength.’
- ‘Then I sanded the edges of the decks to fit and just glued them to the bulkheads, breasthooks, and each other.’
- ‘An open paddle canoe is a traditional canoe with gunwales, breasthooks, yokes and seats.’
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.