Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large sheepdog of a breed with a shaggy blue-grey and white coat.
- ‘The Old English sheepdog, as breed aficionado and author D.R. Segal has written, ‘requires more attention than any other animal on Earth with the possible exception of a thoroughbred horse.’’
- ‘My Old English sheepdog is always rubbing against the couch and rolling around on the carpet.’
- ‘My Old English sheepdog has developed a very bad habit of using his snout to pop open the lid of our trash can in the kitchen - and then helping himself to whatever's inside.’
- ‘Lambluv's Desert Dancer, is the top winning Old English sheepdog in the history of the breed with 64 blue ribbons.’
- ‘But before breakfast we usually go for a walk with the dog, our second Old English sheepdog, looking out for deer and wild boar, wild orchids and mushrooms.’
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.