Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small dog of a breed with a fine, curly white coat.
- ‘As soon as a young woman walking her bichon frise came by in the other direction, the men's chatter started up again.’
- ‘If ever the greeting card industry needs a poster dog for Valentine's Day, there is no better candidate than the bichon frise.’
- ‘Lupine qualities are apparent in the Alaskan malamute, but unfathomable in the bichon frise.’
- ‘The nine-year-old bichon frise became trapped and Mrs Black rushed to help.’
- ‘Today I watched a woman keeping an anxious eye on her bichon frise's bowel movements.’
From French barbichon ‘little water spaniel’ + frisé ‘curly-haired’.
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.