Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A powerful dog of a breed with a thick, grey coat, bred by the Inuit and used to pull sledges.
- ‘They're the sprinters, he says, whereas malamutes are sloggers, which were used in days of yore for hauling heavy freight.’
- ‘Most of the malemutes are half-wolf at least.’
- ‘The malamute enjoyed hard work and preferred to unload their cargoes as manually as he could get away with.’
- ‘I am most fortunate to have two large, beautiful, eight year old malamutes.’
- ‘I grinned at him like some overgrown, two-legged malamute and he grinned back sure enough.’
Late 19th century: from Inuit malimiut, the name of a people of western Alaska, who developed the breed.
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.