Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A four-horned sheep of a piebald breed, kept as an ornamental animal or for its wool.
- ‘It took some time but eventually I acquired some Jacob sheep, which are black and white sheep.’
- ‘Miniature Jacob Sheep are one of several multi horned breeds. Both the rams and ewes are horned. Commonly the horns are seen in even sets of 2 or 4 though uneven sets are also seen.’
- ‘The Jacob sheep takes its name from a story in the Book of Genesis, which relates how Jacob became a selective breeder of pied sheep to give you a sense of how long this breed has been extant.’
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.