Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hawser laid out diagonally aft from a ship's bow or forward from a ship's stern and secured to a fixed point in order to prevent movement or assist maneuvering.
- ‘Secondly, a ten-foot spring line might become 13 feet long under load.’
- ‘They watched as the sails were lowered, the lines tossed to dockworkers who tied bow, stern and spring lines to cleats lining the dock.’
- ‘The boat coming alongside should have a pair of spring lines that can be handed to crew on the boat they are tying to.’
- ‘They have no one to help take your lines so have someone ready to jump to the dock with a spring line and stern line.’
- ‘Will I remember how to use the spring lines, and will she yell at me for missing the piling?’
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.