Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person employed to load and unload a ship's cargo.
- ‘I can recall, when I was the manager of a stevedoring company - this goes back some while - having watersiders come to the Port of Tauranga who had been involved in the 1951 strike, and they did not talk to each other.’
- ‘Around 20,000 workers in 170 businesses have gained pay rises of 5% or more, including engineers, supermarket workers, watersiders and bus drivers.’
- ‘On August 11, the New Zealand Rail and Maritime Transport Union called off a planned 8-day strike by Wellington watersiders.’
- ‘I have been trained properly by watersiders and seafarers.’
- ‘I have been insulted by the professionals - the watersiders and seafarers of this country.’
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.