Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device attached to a rock face through which a climbing rope runs freely, acting as a pulley if the climber falls.
- ‘We put in a beautiful camp here in the basin and did a back carry this afternoon and went through some of our technical skills, fixed line skills and running belay skills, practice for the upper mountain.’
- ‘Set a running belay with a black diamond turbo ice screw, then clip in and proceed with confidence.’
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.