Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A short, thick stick with a knobbed head, traditionally used as a club or missile by the indigenous peoples of South Africa.
club, bludgeon, stick, truncheon, baton, blackthorn, mace, batView synonyms
- ‘In this shot, the machete is not a weapon but a counterbalance to the kierie in the man's left hand.’
- ‘In an interview with the Daily Dispatch yesterday, Van Rooyen, 47, said the ‘unprovoked attack’ - with fists and a ‘kierie’ - had left him badly bruised and bleeding from his nose and left ear.’
From Khoikhoi kirri ‘walking stick’.
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.