Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in China) a system of labour camps, many of whose inmates are political dissidents.
- ‘He defied the Chinese Communist government and spent almost 18 years in the laogai or Chinese gulag.’
- ‘I would especially call customs agents' attention to goods from Communist China, many of which are made in the laogai or Chinese gulag.’
Chinese, ‘reform through labour’.
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.