Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A boat's keel shaped like an inverted dorsal fin.
- ‘The sailboat has a fin keel and a rudder that resemble the dorsal and pectoral fins of orcas, said Pakenham.’
- ‘The ballast/displacement ratio is 46% for the centerboard model and 43% for the fin keel model.’
- ‘The 36 features a fin keel and partially balanced spade rudder and length overall is 36'7’.’
- ‘With the introduction of the 35.5, the fin keel option was dropped.’
- ‘She is very well mannered in conditions that would give fits to the helmsmen of modern boats with high aspect fin keels and spade rudders.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.