Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small bell made of two joined metal cones, used as a percussion instrument in African and Latin music.
- ‘I play agogo and trumpet in a samba group.’
- ‘On Caribbean Odyssey he plays bongos, congas, timbales, cowbells, Hawaiian nose flutes, chimes and even the agogo bells.’
- ‘Each member of the quartet is credited with playing the agogo bells.’
- ‘The music workshop gave pupils at Broadway First School and St Mary's RC primary school the chance to get a flavour of Brazil as well as hands on experience playing an array of traditional instruments such as surdo drums and agogo bells.’
- ‘Just behind, the ding-ding-ding sound comes from the clustered bells of the agogo.’
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.