Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flat, round piece of cow dung.
- ‘In the searing heat of the Mojave desert, cowpats quickly assume the texture and aerodynamics of Frisbees.’
- ‘Still, there were some tricky cowpats to negotiate and weedy children to encourage.’
- ‘He headed out into the clear skies and cowpats of the country for inspiration.’
- ‘They were tricked a few times by pale cowpats, then Fleur found the first mushrooms.’
- ‘Cattle provide an ideal method of transporting the plant because a single cowpat can hold 150 or more seeds.’
- ‘The women built the houses from cowpats while the men looked after the herd.’
- ‘Because it doesn't stink as much after a time does not make it less a cowpat.’
- ‘‘It looks like a cowpat,’ said the decorous Englishman who ordered it, ‘but it tastes good.’’
- ‘Sunday - Stood in a field while my female companion poked cowpats with sticks to look for dung beetles.’
- ‘If it LOOKS like a cowpat, SMELLS like a cowpat… it ain't a quiche!’
- ‘The road took a brief eastward swing inland, through flat dairy-farming country and the smell of sundried cowpats.’
- ‘We walked through his school, past women making those cowpat cakes for the fires.’
- ‘That's a chequered cloth spread on a grassy meadow, carefully arranged to avoid the cowpats.’
- ‘Within two minutes, we were dodging cowpats through the country park.’
- ‘After a while the heat from the cowpat thawed him out and he felt a little better.’
- ‘Among the dodgy remedies are cowpats to draw boils, liquid paraffin to ease constipation and vinegar for almost everything.’
- ‘There are complaints here among weekenders about cocks crowing in the early morning and cowpats on the road.’
- ‘Apart from a lady who put her foot in a cowpat, the July walk was fairly uneventful.’
- ‘This Government has the perception that all farmers are just a bunch of cow-cockies knee deep in cowpats.’
- ‘Fortunately, there was no one about to witness the sight of six fully kitted divers slipping and sliding through the cowpats.’
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.