Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The new boat was built at Laleham by carpenters and locksmiths, and the materials which they used included 150 planks, presumably of oak, 900 rivets, and 900 nails, of which 500 were of wood and evidently treenails used for the frame.’
- ‘They were used for boring holes in the oak timbers that formed the frames of ships, preparatory to fastening those timbers together with iron bolts or with treenails.’
- ‘Aside from that, his construction appears to be the same except when he writes, ‘parts are clamped together by treenails or screw bolts…’
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.