Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hot, dry southerly wind of North Africa.
- ‘Fierce winds - the khamsin and the ghibli - threw dust into men's faces, obscuring the battlefield.’
- ‘Spring and summer can bring the hot, dusty sirocco wind from the Sahara to Malta, Italy and Greece, while France sometimes gets the strong mistral, and the ghibli blows across from north-west Africa towards Spain.’
Early 19th century: from Arabic qiblī ‘southern’.
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.