Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Carnatic music: the second section or theme of a composition, following the pallavi and usually at a higher pitch.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Russell Day (1860–1900). Either from Kannada anupallavi or from Telugu anupallavi, both from Sanskrit anupallavī from anu- after, subsequent + pallavī.
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.