Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of a Malayalam-speaking people chiefly inhabiting the Indian state of Kerala.
- ‘They will live forever in the minds of the Malayalis.’
- ‘For this song the kids appeared on the stage dressed as Malayalis, Gujaratis and Punjabis.’
- ‘Majority of the speakers were also well known Malayalis.’
- ‘It's not too common that Malayalis dominate a Tamil movie.’
- ‘Building homes is a favourite pastime of Malayalis.’
- ‘There are no inhibitions right now among the Malayalis.’
Relating to or characteristic of the Malayalis.
- ‘Unfortunately, upcoming Malayali models, especially girls, have to go to places like Bangalore and Mumbai to make it big.’
- ‘There are only four Malayali families in the 2.5 s.q. miles, which comes under the purview of the Westwood Council.’
- ‘She looks like any other 16-year-old rustic Malayali girl off to the nearest government-aided school.’
- ‘Also, the tastes of Malayali viewers seem to have changed.’
- ‘I even video-taped Malayali girls decked up in traditional finery, working as waitresses in bars in the Gulf.’
Mid 19th century: apparently irregularly from Malayalam malayāḷam Malayalam with substitution of -i for the final syllable.
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.