Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small long-haired terrier of a slate-coloured or fawn-coloured Scottish breed.
- ‘Underneath her skirt, a small dog, a Skye terrier, was seen.’
- ‘The Skye terrier, who followed his master's remains as they were taken to be buried at Greyfriars, watched over the grave for 14 years until his death.’
- ‘I thought he was a mongrel, so I put that in a book and I got furious letters from people saying he was a Skye terrier.’
- ‘In Atkinson's book Bobby is a Skye terrier, but Figg said there are no contemporary references to the breed.’
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.