Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A platform around the head of the lower section of a sailing ship's mainmast.
- ‘It was a horrible lesson too to them, because it was afterwards found that he had taken up a bottle of whisky to drink at the maintop.’
- ‘On 12 April 1606, a royal decree declared that the ships of the Kingdom of Great Britain " shall bear on their maintops the red cross, commonly called St. George's cross, and the white cross, commonly called St. Andrew's cross.’’
- ‘There are many of places of the coast where fishermen could find the place where nets were cast, creels or maintops were lowered.’
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.