Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Originally (in the Ottoman Empire (especially among Greek-speakers)): an Albanian (now historical). Subsequently: specifically a member or descendant of an Albanian-speaking people inhabiting parts of Greece, descended from emigrants from Albania in the Middle Ages. Also occasionally: the Albanian dialect of this people; = Arvanitika.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From (i) French Arvanite.
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.