Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of cattle, sheep, or goats) lacking horns, either naturally or because they have been removed.‘the polled variety now has its own register’‘check whether the kids are horned or polled’
- ‘Thus, there is an economic incentive to dehorn horned calves or to raise polled calves.’
- ‘Hornless polled cattle may also have become more numerous through a similar selection process - their priority for selection for a Viking voyage to the British Isles is obvious.’
- ‘Angus cattle are naturally polled and this is passed onto future generations even when crossbred.’
- ‘Now we either remove the horns early or rear polled breeds.’
- ‘What about all those wonderfully attractive polled Angus two and a half year old heifers and steers, cut off in their prime to provide hamburgers for left wingers?’
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.