Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large dog of a breed with a long rough coat, used in otter hunting.
- ‘Some people who write about otterhounds claim that the breed ‘was first mentioned in about 1175 during the reign of Henry II,’ but they invariably fail to mention where this mention occurred.’
- ‘It is run by a man who loves otterhounds, miniature steam railways and the saxophone.’
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.