Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An imitation of a dog's bark.
- ‘The cases we think of as exceptions are ‘onomatopoeic’ words, where the sound seems to imitate what it represents, like bow-wow, or buzz.’
A child's word for a dog.
- ‘For every wealthy pet owner burying their beloved bow-wow in a celebrity style graveyard, there is a nation on the other side of the world braising Bowser for Sunday supper.’
- ‘He starts off living in a cabin in the forest, with two Alaskan bow-wows, and ends up on a Tahitian island, looking for the son he has spent his whole life avoiding.’
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.