Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A motherless or neglected calf.
- ‘Head for the open range and learn how to wrangle dogies.’
- ‘We sloped along, not pushing, taking it easy, collecting and pushing the dogies at their own pace as long as they kept moving.’
- ‘‘I'm like a little dogie, struggling to its feet after having the branding iron put on me,’ he said when he finally broke away from the series.’
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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.