Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dog of a breed of mastiff originally kept for dogfighting.
- ‘We are also concerned that some may think that if a dog is not muzzled, if it is not a fila, a tosa, a dogo, or an American pit bull, less care is required around it.’
- ‘The Japanese tosa, the dogo argentino and the fila braziliero, must be muzzled but are not found in the UK.’
- ‘People who own American pit bulls, Japanese tosas, Brazilian filas, and dogo Argentinos will have to muzzle them while they are in public.’
- ‘These include the Brazilian fila, the dogo Argentino, the Japanese tosa, and the American pit bull terrier.’
- ‘All dogs are potentially dangerous, not just pit bulls and Japanese tosas.’
1940s: from Tosa, the name of a former province in Japan.
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.