Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for COPD in horses
- ‘The condition is also known as heaves, recurrent airway obstruction, broken wind, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or small airway disease.’
- ‘COPD, broken wind and heaves are one and the same thing.’
- ‘Back in the 1800s horses were said to be winded or to have broken wind when they had respiratory difficulties. They were called ‘pipers’ by horse dealers ...’
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.