Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Pasta in the form of very thin strands.
- ‘Diners choose from spaghetti, fettuccine, penne and capellini noodles and 10 sauces.’
- ‘Any of these can be paired with a choice of spaghetti, penne, fettucine, capellini, to name a few.’
- ‘Simple enough: just capellini, a pound or two of finely diced firm sweet tomatoes, olive oil and basil, with grilled chicken.’
- ‘The pastas include lasagne, spaghetti, tagliatelle, macaroni, tortellini and capellini, so you're not going to get much more Italian than that!’
1950s: Italian, diminutive of capello ‘hair’.
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.