Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the south-western US and Mexico) a timber wolf.
- ‘The last of the San Juan lobos - the last wild wolf in Colorado - was killed in 1945, felled by a government wildlife officer within sight of a herd of cattle.’
- ‘For information on the Mexican gray wolf or lobo, which is not affected by the reclassification proposal, visit Region 2's ‘Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery’ webpage.’
- ‘Killings threaten lobos in Rocky Mountains’
- ‘‘But where the lobo is and whether it has anything to do with wolfish-ness I do not know,’ Umberto finished.’
- ‘Near as we can figure it, he's Mexican lobo with German Shepherd thrown in, along with God only knows what else.’
Mid 19th century: from Spanish, from Latin lupus ‘wolf’.
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.