Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A covered deck at or near the top of a ship's superstructure.
- ‘We had become somewhat reconciled to leaving brother Seymour and our friends on the broken boat and were trying to cheer up, when the cry of fire was heard on the hurricane deck.’
- ‘Above the main deck are five turrets of steel upon which are built the promenade, upper, and hurricane decks.’
- ‘Dumbbell training, skipping rope and light sparring on the hurricane decks of the ocean and river steamers kept the fighters in shape on their trip.’
- ‘A third phase would involve resotration of the saloon and hurricane decks, staterooms, grand stairways, and addition of a fully outfitted dining room.’
- ‘She is fitted with hurricane decks, which afford beneath them a number of excellent cabins devoted to the use of first-class passengers.’
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.