Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A member of an indigenous people or group of peoples inhabiting Sulawesi, the Moluccas, and certain other islands of South-East Asia; = Alfur.See also Alfur
2rare Any of a group of languages spoken by the Alfurese; these languages collectively. Now rare.
Of or relating to the Alfurese or their languages.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Wilcocke (?1766–1833). Originally from Dutch Alfoerees, with remodelling of the suffix after -ese.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.