Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A secretary or language teacher in South Asia.
- ‘The days when women met only dhobis and sabziwallahs and men sat with fat munshis behind the counters of shops are completely over. Temptation and interesting conversation lurks around every office corner!’
Persian and Urdu munšī from Arabic munši' ‘writer, author’.
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.