Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the West Indies) a flat roll or pancake made from cassava flour.
- ‘Had a nice fried snapper with bammy.’
- ‘Anyway - tomorrow morning I get to make ackee and saltfish and bammy for breakfast.’
- ‘That was cool and we put down a few rums and beers while we had fried fish and bammy to eat.’
- ‘I learned a little trick with the bammy some time ago.’
- ‘White smoke billowed from the chimney at the Sistine Chapel, and, in case the faithful had mistakenly formed the opinion that the cardinals were merely frying up some escoveitched fish and bammy, bells began to peal!’
Probably from a West African language.
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.