Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A smallish hunting dog of a central African breed, which growls and yelps but does not bark.
- ‘There was a cocker spaniel, a Labrador, a Dalmatian, a Jack Russell, a husky, a golden retriever, a beagle, a poodle, three kinds of setters, a basset hound, a Great Dane, several different terriers, a basenji, a St. Bernard, and a mutt.’
- ‘Because I wanted a basenji puppy, been thinking of getting one for about four months.’
- ‘As Paul studies for his Series 7 exam, Kimberly massages the gums of a basenji, and a former tech writer whips something other than hyperbolic verbiage into submission, I find myself feeling strangely hopeful.’
- ‘Landreth had been involved for years with basenjis, the barkless breed that originated in Africa, and was an active supporter of their rescue efforts.’
- ‘Joanne Mariner is a FindLaw columnist who learned a lot about animal rights from a basenji named Punk.’
1930s: a local word.
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.