Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Pekingese dog.
- ‘Hazel had a small peke who was pawing at her under the table.’
- ‘It snuffled like a Peke dog does and its tongue lolled out, but the texture on the tongue was rough like a cats.’
- ‘The tiny peke dog also wears four diamond-like jewels as a collar.’
- ‘In China, pekes were the object of worship for centuries, so it is appropriate that there should be such an elegant monument.’
Early 20th century: abbreviation.
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.