Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the southern US and Caribbean) a stew of rice with black-eyed beans or peas, often also containing bacon and red peppers.
- ‘The hopping john from New Year's Eve lurking in the usually cold but now balmy back room makes itself known.’
- ‘Here's a hopping john recipe and information on the origin of black eyed peas.’
- ‘Some Americans, particularly in the South, eat hopping john, a dish made with black-eyed peas, to bring good luck in the New Year.’
- ‘I am going to serve roast pork and sauerkraut, hopping john, corn bread, and spinach in order to cover everything!’
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.