Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The capital of South Sudan, on the White Nile; population 250,000 (est. 2005).
[mass noun] A dance originating among plantation slaves in the southern US, featuring rhythmic handclapping and slapping of the thighs.
- ‘Later Moses reveals more subtle changes in character, as when, in reaction to a shock, he begins to dance, ‘half juba, half jig’.’
- ‘The term juba comes from the name of the chief drummer in the jubilee songs who pounded out the rhythms on celebration days of black culture.’
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
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.