Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Brazilian sect of the macumba cult.
- ‘I don't mean that I rushed off to take part in sessions of candomblé, umbanda, macumba as soon as I got to Rio.’
- ‘Arembepe was now divided by social class, occupation, neighborhood, place of origin, and religion (Catholicism, fundamentalist Protestantism, and Afro-Brazilian candomblé).’
- ‘Before 1980, Arcmbcpciros who had special talents in perceiving and receiving spirits had to study and practice candomblé in Salvador.’
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.