Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dog of a breed with long silky erect hair and short legs.
- ‘Various breeds of pedigree dogs, including miniatures shih-tzus and Lhasa apsos, dachshunds, bearded collies and a corgi were recovered.’
- ‘Instead, a shih-tzu pokes his bow-topped head in.’
- ‘The dogs included shih-tzus, dachshunds, Lhasa apsos, bearded collies, corgis, chihuahuas, poodles, Pekinese and Yorkshire terriers.’
- ‘Why, only the other day she decided she would buy two shih-tzu puppies.’
- ‘She is embarrassed by everything and accordingly cursed in her ownership of Theo, a tricky little shih-tzu.’
1920s: from Chinese shīzi ‘lion’.
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.