Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The period from midnight to 4 a.m. on board a ship.
- ‘On March 2, 1874, they almost ran into a large berg during the middle watch.’
- ‘The change to the middle watch was done quickly and quietly and settled into the monotony of the nightwatch.’
- ‘The ratings, sentries on night watch at a naval barracks, say that the ghost follows them around during the middle watch and they have protested against doing solitary duty on that watch.’
- ‘And during one middle watch a guard on patrol in the old barracks had called down to the main gate for assistance.’
- ‘About a quarter way through the middle watch the man appeared by Styles' hammock.’
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.