Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lightweight, embroidered shirt for men, worn untucked and traditionally made of piña or a similar vegetable fibre.Related barong
1920s. From Tagalog barong tagalog from baro traditional shirt + -ng, connective + tagalog.
barong tagalog/bəˌrɒŋ təˈɡalɒɡ//bəˌrɒŋ təˈɡɑːlɒɡ/
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.