Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flag indicating the company that a ship belongs to.
- ‘The website disclaimer says that most of the companies whose house flags are shown there are gone out of business.’
- ‘In 1935 she was bought by ‘the flying bug line ‘, the Alexander Shipping Line, which used a busy bee on its blue house flag.’’
- ‘Within New Zealand, the New Zealand Flag takes precedence over all other national flags and house flags.’
- ‘The house flag is a point of pride for the crew and a distinguishing characteristic for the ship.’
- ‘The National Maritime Museum has over 1000 flags including two large collections of house flags, used to identify shipping lines, or owners of vessels.’
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.