Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- variant spelling of conn
- ‘Together they stood in the foretops and conned the ship in through the seething maelstrom of the equatorial current.’
- ‘Why is the term ‘bridge’ used to signify the place from where a ship is conned?’
- ‘Then the lanky, bearded boatswain would take the helm while the captain conned the ship from one bridge wing or the other, with the chief engineer at his elbow’
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.