Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thick chest strap which forms part of a horse's harness, often used instead of an ordinary collar on horses pulling lightweight or show vehicles.
- ‘Local businesses and citizens graciously sponsor High Point buckles and breast collars.’
- ‘The horses threw their weight into their breast collars, rearing and plunging to accelerate the lifeboat into the water.’
- ‘In addition, they use breast collars or martingales when in fact none are ever seen in older period photographs.’
- ‘Riders have recourse to tighter cinching or to more tack, such as breast collars.’
- ‘Made of mule-harness breechings, early breast collars turned up in California at an event in the early 1900s.’
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.