Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of Persian rug or small carpet handwoven by nomads of the Afshar tribe in south-east Iran.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Decatur Review. From Afshar, Avshar (Turkish Avşar, also Afşar, self-designation; Persian Afšār), the name of one of the sub-clans of the Oghuz (Turkic) tribal confederation, now living in south-east Iran.
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.