Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in pigeon-fancying) a pigeon showing the coloration of the wild rock dove.
- ‘For each they demand a copper piece; and religious pilgrims consider it their duty to provide the reverend blue-rocks with a plentiful meal.’
- ‘The discussion started as a result of shooting some blue rock-pigeons which were different from blue rocks of other localities.’
- ‘It is noticeable that the best flying varieties, such as blue rocks, tumblers, dragoons, Antwerpe, triganecas, and croppers, are all rather short in flights, long wings being impedimental to pigeons in their flight, whatever they may be to some other kinds of birds.’
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.