Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of rope) made of four strands laid right-handed, typically around a core, used especially on yachts.
- ‘There are three types of fiber line lays: hawser-laid, shroud-laid, and cable-laid lines.’
- ‘If you had a shroud-laid rope you would need to coil it counter clockwise, but all working lines on a ship are ‘hawser laid’.’
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.