Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An elementary swimming stroke in which the swimmer beats at the water with the hands in a manner resembling a swimming dog.
- ‘Only being equipped with basic knowledge of the doggy-paddle, Del didn't dare test her swimming strength in water that exceeded her height.’
- ‘He wasn't such a great swimmer, about his only move was the doggy-paddle.’
- ‘Their fur will hold air for a while, enough for a short dog-paddle, but beyond that their musculature just weighs them down.’
Swim using doggy-paddle.
- ‘I jumped in without a thought after her, even though I hardly knew how to doggy-paddle.’
- ‘I doubt I'll be doing any synchronised swimming moves by then, but I should be able to doggy-paddle my way round the pool.’
- ‘She had seen her friend doggy-paddling and thought she heard her call for help.’
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.