Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In some Central Asian societies (as among the Uzbeks, Kazakhs,Tajiks, etc.): a village elder, a headman.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Pinkerton (1758–1826), historian and poet. From a word in a Turkic language of Central Asia (e.g. Uzbek aksakal (formerly in Arabic script as aqsaqal)), cognate with Turkish aksakal, lit. ‘white beard’ (from ak- white + sakal beard).
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.