Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The level of the sea's surface, used in reckoning the height of geographical features such as hills and as a barometric standard.‘it is only 500 feet above sea level’Compare with mean sea level
low-lying, ground-level, sea-level, flatView synonyms
- ‘The South Pole Observatory was established at the geographical south pole at 2837 m above sea level in 1957 as part of the International Geophysical Year.’
- ‘Considering that Amsterdam is situated two meters below sea level, the Dutch have really done a magnificent job of incorporating nature into the function and aesthetics of the city.’
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.