Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A horizontal beam extending from each side of a ship's bow, used for raising and carrying an anchor.
- ‘He sighed and stood, balancing on the cathead, then stepped across to the deck.’
- ‘The best he could find was a place near the anchor's chains on the forecastle, near the cathead the crew uses as a privy.’
- ‘Section 771 prohibits the use of rope-operated friction catheads for hoisting as of January 1, 2005.’
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.