Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A docked tail of a horse or dog.
- ‘Also, unlike cheetahs and lions (which have long tails that help provide balance when the animals run) Smilodon had a bobtail.’
Mid 16th century: probably from bob + tail. It was originally recorded as a humorous term for a kind of broad-headed arrow, probably because it looked as though it had been cut short.
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.