Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Grain sorghum of the principal variety grown from NE Africa to India.
- ‘For most Sudanese, the staple food is durra, used to make breads and porridge.’
- ‘While Bordeaux wines rely heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, Gaillac uses the unusual brancol and dura, as well as the better known Syrah and Merlot varieties.’
Late 18th century: from Arabic ḍura, ḍurra.
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.