Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dog bred and trained to work cattle.
- ‘Jesse turned the ute into the long driveway and pulled up sharply in front of the homestead, nearly running over one of the cattle dogs.’
- ‘News of the fatal attack has prompted enquiries from prospective owners to kennels that raise the dogs, which were originally bred from cattle dogs, mastiffs and bulldogs brought to the Canary Islands by British settlers.’
- ‘Gillespie would travel the west with his old cattle dog for company.’
- ‘Descended from German sheep dogs and cattle dogs, this large variety of Schnauzer was evolved through interbreeding with the smaller Schnauzers.’
- ‘For days, the only time it stopped shivering with terror was when Tommy, our cattle dog, would come bounding up, all licks and tail wags.’
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.