Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The world of dogs and dog enthusiasts.‘he knows 200 commands and 70 hand signals, a vocabulary record in dogdom’
- ‘Emotional selfishness is not a concept in dogdom and they don't know how hard we sometimes have to fight against it ourselves.’
- ‘To my knowledge, dogdom hasn't yet solved the visible fence problem.’
- ‘Prized by the European aristocracy for its distinctive appearance, the harlequin pattern is widely acknowledged as the most difficult color to breed correctly in all of dogdom and is unique to Great Danes.’
- ‘Harry's a mixed breed - ‘the couture of dogdom’ to quote the Italian actress and model.’
- ‘I mean the circuses where dogs are somehow persuaded to do things that are antithetical to dogdom, like learn to ride a tricycle or serve petits fours in a French maid's outfit.’
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.