Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A close-fitting knitted cap of a kind worn by members of the US Navy in cold weather.
- ‘I pull it down low over the eyebrows, like a watch cap.’
- ‘In the Gulf, I had taken out the watch cap and the hand-warmers, and I hadn't bothered to put them back into my survival vest.’
- ‘His shaggy brown hair spilled out from below his white watch cap.’
- ‘On my first walk across the yard, accompanied by a guard, I was surprised at how normal, even fashionable, the men's blue and orange jackets, pants and watch caps seemed.’
- ‘Their faces were smeared in grease paint and watch caps covered their hair.’
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.