Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dog or other animal that is used for hunting rats.
- ‘Its original purpose was as a ratter, working very hard to to remove rodents from places such as kitchens and stables.’
- ‘You should keep in mind the Carin was bred to be a ratter.’
- ‘But young Pickles turned out to be an excellent ratter and was a favourite amongst our neighbours.’
- ‘Long-tailed weasels are good mousers and ratters, so farmers do not mind having weasels around their farms because they eliminate these pests.’
- ‘But when given a chance the Airedale can still be an expert ratter and can also be trained to the gun.’
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.