Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The style of karate which is the most widespread in the UK and a number of other countries.
- ‘I had already studied Shotokan karate for ten years when I was first introduced to the alternative fist formation.’
- ‘Jean Claude, when you were training in Shotokan karate back in Brussels, what did your training consist of?’
- ‘She gained much of her early athleticism from several years in a highly competitive swimming program and was very active in the martial arts, having earned a second-degree black belt in Shotokan karate.’
- ‘The kick is also recognized in Shotokan and some other Japanese styles including my own Seido Juku, but is very rarely taught.’
- ‘However, the most influential styles were Shotokan, Shito-ryu, and Motobu-ryu.’
Japanese, from shō ‘right, true’ + to ‘way’ + kan ‘mansion’.
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.