Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Portugal: a villa. In Brazil and other areas of Portuguese influence: a settlement, a village.
Early 17th century. From Portuguese aldeia village (12th cent.; also † aldea; the sense ‘villa, country house’ is apparently not paralleled in Portuguese before 1873) from Arabic al-ḍayʿa from al the + ḍayʿa landed estate, agricultural hamlet, farm, village.
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.