Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the Indian subcontinent, and among British Asians) a white person.
- ‘In the early days of the East India Company, the gora sahebs adopted Indian ways - in imitation of the ‘nabobs’ - which meant taking Indian wives, wearing Indian dresses and partaking of local fare.’
- ‘‘everybody who hears his voice says that this guy is not a gora and they have a major culture shock when they see his face.’’
- ‘Mrs. E., the only gori present, intervened in her usual quiet, efficient way.’
- ‘I helpfully suggested that they try selling the carcass to the Korean restaurant up the road, and thus make the best of a bad deal, but what seemed to me to be eminently pragmatic elicited only disgusted looks from the goras.’
- ‘Perhaps it was because Juan, born in Miami to Colombian immigrants but pale and blond, was among two ‘goras’ in the entire audience.’
- ‘Most of my customers are ‘goras’ because CDs are 100 times costlier in their countries.’
- ‘Well this (read the gora effect) is what cosmetic ads have us believe is the most important asset of the modern girl, a gora skin being the pre-requisite for a happy home, a successful marriage or a prosperous job.’
- ‘For the ‘goras’ in the galleries, he could have been just another Indian gunning for his nation.’
- ‘It is a temple in which the faithful may worship - but also one that begs the gora Jeustani for respect, and towards that end contains helpful guides to what is sacred and profane.’
From Hindi gorā ‘fair, white’.
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.