Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A staghound of a small breed.
- ‘Out early one crisp morning, the royal buckhounds picked up the scent of a noble white stag.’
- ‘So what did Capt Browne do with the ‘several horses’ of the Duke of Richmond (to say nothing of the buckhound)?’
- ‘But in 1744 he joined the Pelhams and began his governmental career as master of the buckhounds 1744-6 and as 1st lord of Trade 1748-61.’
- ‘Thus, we have the buckhound, deerhound, foxhound, and staghound.’
- ‘The buckhounds never killed many deer, but they dispersed the deer population throughout the forest.’
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.