Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A form of laterite (clayey material) used for road surfaces in tropical Africa.
- ‘In order to make these roads passable during rainy season, grading them to murram status is ongoing.’
- ‘After about a 20 minutes drive from Kafu, we diverted to a murram road on the right, which I was told is a short-cut route to Apac, the most southern of the districts in northern Uganda.’
- ‘Many of the roads are murram and without signs.’
- ‘But before the man driving the rollers came back, a number of trucks were deployed to dump huge mounds of murram every 800 metres, which was then mixed with lime and spread down the sides of the road.’
- ‘The murram surface runway is 1,585m x 30 m and is in good condition.’
- ‘We have one highway which on reaching Namungalwe, you branch off to the left and there we have a murram road.’
- ‘As we proceed deeper and higher we are mostly on red murram or clay.’
- ‘Soon we were bouncing down the murram road in the opposite direction.’
- ‘Follow the murram road for 500m bearing right at a fork in the road until you reach a clearing on the edge of the forest and the forestry station.’
- ‘If murram or good quality clay is not available, use sand for filling with adequate watering.’
1920s: a local word.
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.