Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A two-masted sailing ship with a square-rigged foremast and, on the mainmast, a square topsail above a fore-and-aft gaff mainsail.
- ‘All four are two masted hermaphrodite brigs, and are fitted for extended off-shore operations.’
- ‘The Expedition consisted of ‘two little hermaphrodite brigs,’ the Advance and the Rescue.’
- ‘The text stretches on and away, as dry and lifeless as an endless doldrums passage in a wormy, hermaphrodite brig.’
- ‘There are several hermaphrodite brigs that are still sailing, for example the beautiful wooden Søren Larsen.’
- ‘She was a rakish-looking hermaphrodite brig, and in the bright moonlight looked Yankee.’
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.