Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An insect or creepy-crawly.‘I was frightened by the goggas and crawling lizards’
- ‘If we remove the goggas from the cycles of life the entire biological network will fall apart.’
- ‘I slip out at night with a torch to check on nocturnal goggas.’
- ‘We are convinced there are many more cans of worms and goggas to be opened.’
Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi xo-xon, a collective term for slithering and creeping creatures.
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.