Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(especially of a dog breed) having stiff or wiry hair.‘a wire-haired terrier’
- ‘She is a great dog lover and has a wire-haired dachshund who is the love of her life.’
- ‘My parents' dog is a wire-haired fox terrier about eight years old.’
- ‘This woman bought a dog in Mexico, and they told her it was a Chihuahua, but when she brought it home, she discovered that in reality it was a wire-haired fox terrier!’
- ‘The Cairn Terrier, for instance is wire-haired.’
- ‘He is a German wire-haired pointer so he is ideal for mountain rescue, he has bags of enthusiasm and energy.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.