Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shelter or platform fixed near the top of the mast of a vessel as a place for a lookout to stand.
- ‘Orchestra and conductor, perched on a crow's-nest staging vertically above the sea, need a head for heights as well as musical virtuosity, and the audience needs a disciplined ear if its head is not to be turned by the setting.’
- ‘They appeared to use every location on the ship, including one couple who specialised in the crow's-nest.’
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.