Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1historical In Portuguese Latin America: an early American Indian settlement established by Jesuit missionaries. Now historical.
2In the former Portuguese colonies of Africa: a resettlement area for black Africans.
Late 19th century. From Portuguese aldeamento, aldeiamento from aldear to settle (people) in villages + -mento.
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.