Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] (in Indian cooking) a type of pickle in which the food is preserved in spiced oil:‘mango achar’
relish, chutney, chow chow, piccalilli, sauerkrautView synonyms
- ‘Whether it's kimchi in Korea, harissa in Tunisia, or achar in India, spicy condiments remain constant in the daily meals of very different countries.’
- ‘The vegetable stuffing had a pleasant, subtle carrot flavour and the accompanying tomato achar dipping sauce was mild - a chutney sauce would have given the dumplings more kick.’
- ‘Gian Chand makes such tasty allu-paranthas, served with achar that we came back especially to have them on our way back from Shimla also.’
- ‘Often, the meal includes a pickle achar, made of a fruit or vegetable.’
- ‘Once he was forced to pay a French porter in hard cash, when the fellow refused to barter his services for a jar of his mother's home made achaar.’
From Hindi acār, from Persian.
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.