Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A town in central England, in Staffordshire; population 74,800 (est. 2009).
A pig of a long-bodied, typically red or brown breed.
- ‘He is especially fond of his rare pigs: Tamworths, Middle Whites and British Lops.’
- ‘During the 19th, Yorkshire Large Whites, Middle Whites, Tamworths, and Lincolnshire curly-coated pigs were the breeds favoured for bacon.’
- ‘In fact bog-standard breeds used in industrial farming are really quite passé now that it's all about Tamworths and Gloucester old spots.’
- ‘He gave most of the meat away to friends and decided to get some more pigs, this time Tamworths.’
- ‘On the pig front, we've got Gloucester Old Spots, Tamworths, Berkshires and even Middlewhites - wonderful beasts with squashed noses.’
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.