Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Aimless idle behaviour.
- ‘The figure who comes to mind when I read this is Benjamin's flâneur; and, though Chakrabarty doesn't explore the correspondence between flânerie and adda, the resemblances are striking.’
French, from flâner saunter, lounge.
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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.