Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sheepdog trained to run over the backs of sheep while driving them in confined spaces:‘a backing dog is worth a lot to the station which owns him’
- ‘As a backing dog you'd have thought he had wings.’
- ‘This agility came from his mother who was trained as a backing dog.’
- ‘A backing dog needs special training and is much in demand.’
- ‘Experienced field trial dogs will frequently see this scenario and move toward the action in hopes of getting involved, usually as a backing dog.’
- ‘A dog trained to do this is called a backing dog, and he's worth a lot to the station which owns him.’
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.