Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Captain Bligh was a superb seaman’
sailor, seafarer, seafaring man, mariner, boatman, hand, crew member, rating
informal sea dog, bluejacket
British informal matelot, matlow, matlo
informal, dated tar, Jack Tar, hearty
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.