Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A stray mongrel, especially in Asia.
cross-breed, cross, mixed breed, half-breed, hybridView synonyms
- ‘Bobbing bunches of small boys run around like packs of pie dogs, yapping at everyone, teasing, pushing and screaming.’
- ‘The Bombay Airport is relatively modern inside, but out on the tarmac pi-dogs chase each other.’
- ‘Neatly dressed local passengers cover their noses with scented kerchiefs as though they were in the company of a pye-dog.’
Mid 19th century: from Anglo-Indian pye, Hindi pāhī ‘outsider’ + dog.
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.