Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Intricate ornamental openwork in wood, metal, stone, etc.as modifier ‘a bamboo jali bedside cabinet’
- ‘She installed her naive ceramic figures in an enclosure made from jali, a traditional decorative lattice used in Indian architecture.’
- ‘Its intricately carved windows have beautiful jali or filigree work that is a feature of all buildings of the period in Ahmedabad.’
- ‘Also continued here is the jali work along the facades, rich in detail, which keeps the interiors cool and breezy.’
- ‘Murri work, taipchi, jali, dhun etc are some of the common varieties of chikan work.’
- ‘The jali, used in many historic buildings such as the Taj Mahal, gives definition and an aesthetic appeal to a space.’
Urdu, from jaal ‘a net’.
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.