Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The rig of a catboat with the single mast placed far forward.
- ‘The catboat is the typical sailboat of American waters, for the cat rig is scarcely known in Europe.’
- ‘This being so, I decided to try cat rigs on my boats in 1906, and planned the hulls accordingly.’
- ‘Look out for the easily recognisable cat rig on the new yacht on Sydney Harbour early next year.’
- ‘The Gouyave canoes have cat rigs, transom sterns and are smaller and narrower than the other classes.’
- ‘I graduated from the cat rig at the age of eleven, and never returned to it in any of my own boats.’
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.