Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A triangular sail set on the forestay.
- ‘She was under staysail and forestaysail only, perfectly equilibrated, and her speed and power were awesome.’
- ‘Compared to the flying jib and forestaysail, the Genoa has a shorter leading edge and backs the Phoresail.’
- ‘Bowdoin carries four sails; a jib and forestaysail forward of the foremast, a foresail, and a mainsail.’
- ‘Run down the forestaysail and stand by to let go.’
- ‘The innermost part of the bowsprit, from which the forestaysail flies, is called the heel.’
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.