Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Operate on (a horse) to improve its breathing by pinning back the vocal fold in the larynx:‘Glencroft had a season to remember in 1988 after being hobdayed’
- ‘The ten-year-old had slipped to a mark of just 120 after a quiet spell but was hobdayed before his previous start and looks to have re-discovered his form, which suggests he ought to continue to give a good account in this sphere.’
1930s: named after Sir Frederick T. G. Hobday (1869–1939), the British veterinary surgeon who introduced the technique.
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.