Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in Jewish use) a person's soulmate, especially when considered as an ideal or predestined marriage partner.‘come and find your bashert at our Jewish singles events!’‘she hasn't met her bashert yet’
- ‘The notion of searching and finding one's bashert, or soul mate, seems a little less mystical in this cool-eyed context.’
- ‘I felt a sense of obligation, like maybe I'm denying my bashert.’
- ‘Like most Yiddish expressions, bashert is a tough word to translate.’
- ‘It's basically about xx couples or people (now on their own) who found their bashert before/during the war, and managed to find them again later.’
- ‘Jack is, Emilia believes, her bashert - a Yiddish term, that means, essentially, her ‘intended’.’
Yiddish, ‘fate, destiny’.
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.