Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Chiefly in Mexico and the south-western United States: an irrigation channel.
Early 19th century. From Spanish acequia irrigation channel (1113; also † azequia, † açequia, † asequia; many examples in early use show borrowing of the Spanish word into post-classical Latin) from Arabic al-sāqiya from al- the + sāqiya.
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.