Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small hunting dog of a central African breed, which growls and yelps but does not bark.
- ‘There was a cocker spaniel, a Labrador, a Dalmatian, a Jack Russell, a husky, a golden retriever, a beagle, a poodle, three kinds of setters, a basset hound, a Great Dane, several different terriers, a basenji, a St. Bernard, and a mutt.’
- ‘As Paul studies for his Series 7 exam, Kimberly massages the gums of a basenji, and a former tech writer whips something other than hyperbolic verbiage into submission, I find myself feeling strangely hopeful.’
- ‘Joanne Mariner is a FindLaw columnist who learned a lot about animal rights from a basenji named Punk.’
- ‘Landreth had been involved for years with basenjis, the barkless breed that originated in Africa, and was an active supporter of their rescue efforts.’
- ‘Because I wanted a basenji puppy, been thinking of getting one for about four months.’
1930s: a local word.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.