Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A title or form of address used of or to an Afrikaans man, corresponding to Mr or sir.
- ‘Meneer Lerumo's character captures the response of a particular generation to apartheid, underpinned in this instance by his passionate use of the Afrikaans language.’
South African Dutch, Afrikaans, from Dutch mijnheer ‘sir, Mr, gentleman’.
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.