Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of knot used to shorten a rope temporarily.
- ‘Less satisfying is the sensation of having a hundred Belgian eyes on you while you try to remember the difference between a sheepshank and a half-hitch.’
- ‘To do that would require a knot like the sheepshank, which he knew not how to do.’
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.