Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A short three-legged stool, of a kind traditionally used while milking cows.
- ‘Where does your average Kansas milk maid possibly find herself a milking stool in these days when hi-tech machines have taken over from the traditional practice?’
- ‘She heads for the cow, giving her some hay and oats before getting down onto the milking stool.’
- ‘He remembered he had often cursed the brindle cow and her mates, and had sometimes flung milking stools.’
- ‘General police psychology is like a three-legged milking stool with one short leg.’
- ‘Skilled woodworkers would also be adept at making two other items in John's series: shepherd's crooks and milking stools.’
- ‘The overflow had assembled into lawn chairs and milking stools, and stretched out in masses as if waiting for the five fishes to be subdivided.’
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.