Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Leather made from the hide of an ox.
- ‘He's a darling boy, no trouble at all, tough as oxhide.’
- ‘He motioned to his advisors and they produced an oxhide and one of them threw it on the ground between them.’
- ‘His equivalents in Minos and Mycenae from 3,000 bc to 1,000 bc wore helmets and carried oxhide shields around their necks; later the shield became smaller and was carried on the arm.’
- ‘In the sixth century Saint Brendan set off from the west coast of Ireland in a small currach made of wicker and oxhide to search for the Isles of the Blessed.’
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.