Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A light in a lighthouse or buoy that is cut off briefly at regular intervals.
- ‘In 1935 modifications in the same lighthouse were carried out and an occulting light equipment was installed in place of the fixed wick lamp.’
- ‘The Dioptric white occulting light of the four order was too powerful and caused confusion with the Woodman Point Leading Light.’
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.