Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A knot made at the end of a rope by intertwining the strands.
- ‘A single wale-knot is made by untwisting the ends of a rope, and making a bight with the first strand.’
- ‘Some have only a wale knot, the use whereof is to hold off the cable from the main capstan.’
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.