Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An improvised shelter for one or a few soldiers.
- ‘Today's finishing schools are fringed in white sand and involve swilling out compost toilets and building bashas.’
- ‘The basha was comfy and I had a good night's sleep.’
- ‘A basha is more covert, than a tent; mainly due to it being camouflage pattern, but also as it is much lower to the ground and can be set up in places that a tent would not have enough room for.’
1920s (originally denoting a bamboo hut with a thatched roof): Assamese.
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.