Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The basic monetary unit of Madagascar, equal to five iraimbilanja.
- ‘Electricity cables cost 1 million ariary a metre, and we needed 3km of it.’
- ‘I've borrowed 10,000 ariary from my sister to buy food.’
- ‘He cut the national education allocation to 557 billion ariary.’
- ‘We're working to rehabilitate the roads, earning 24,000 ariary a week.’
- ‘We eat 25kg a month of rice, and it costs us 32,000 ariary.’
- ‘This penalty increases to two to five years' imprisonment, plus a fine of two to ten million ariary.’
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.