Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A style of dance music popular in Zimbabwe.
- ‘A variety of American pop genres are mixed now with zouk, rhi, and jit from Africa, salsa from the Caribbean, and Indian bhangra.’
- ‘The Edinburgh-based Dance Base runs classes in hip hop, jit and breakdancing for adults and children.’
- ‘For 25 years, he's been building his own ‘Tuku music’ style, blending trad mbira thumb-piano melodies and percussive katekwe, township mbaqanga and zesty Zimbabwean jit.’
- ‘Besides incorporating chimurenga music based on the rhythms of the mbira, Mtukudzi borrows from mpaqanga and jit.’
Shona, from jit ‘to dance’.
(of manufacturing systems) just-in-time.‘well-developed JIT systems’
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.