Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Neither should the guest kick any animal, or chase the host's shepherd dog or the guard dog.’
- ‘A 1356 wooden carving located in the Belgian city of Leuven depicts a shepherd dog with all the physical characteristics of a schipperke.’
- ‘The second defendant has said that there are 18 dogs on the premises including five adult shepherd dogs.’
- ‘A shepherd dog walks by and bristles at the dead body of Curley's wife.’
- ‘Before he could turn and make his escape, two large shepherd dogs had encircled him.’
- ‘Besides llamas, they maintain some 60 small sheep, a kitten and two black shepherd dogs.’
- ‘The other group winners included a beagle called Harry; a smooth coat chihuahua called Astro; Marnie a Japanese shiba inu; Rosco an English setter; Phil the giant schnauzer and India, a Belgian shepherd dog.’
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.