Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A member of a people inhabiting parts of eastern South Sudan and western Ethiopia.
2The Western Nilotic language of the Anuak.
Of, belonging to, or designating the Anuak or their language.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Keith Johnston (1844–1879), geographer and map publisher. From Anuak àɲwáa, self-designation from a-, derivational prefix + ɲwak to share + -a, singular ending, which causes morphophonological deletion of the -k-.
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.