Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of several large Asian catfishes of the genera Pangasius and Pangasianodon (family Pangasiidae) native to the Mekong Delta, where they are farmed and exported as food fishes; specifically Pangasius bocourti.
1990s; earliest use found in Saigon Times Daily. From Vietnamese ba sa (more fully cá ba sa basa fish), further etymology uncertain.
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.