Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An American feral horse which is typically small and lightly built.
- ‘In the distance, he could make out six people, five of which road common mustangs while the sixth rode on a gallant, black stallion.’
- ‘And perhaps, their favorite thing to do was to race the wild mustangs.’
- ‘I have a friend who has a couple of mustangs, and we ride when I get down to visit her.’
- ‘At the age of 13 he travelled to the Nevada desert to track wild mustangs and observe their behaviour.’
- ‘For centuries herds of wild mustangs have roamed the American wilderness - breathtaking symbols of the spirit of the pioneers.’
Early 19th century: from a blend of Spanish mestengo (from mesta ‘company of graziers’) and mostrenco, both meaning ‘wild or masterless cattle’.
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.