Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A variety of Chinese leaf.
- ‘When it comes to bok choy, napa cabbage, mungbean sprouts, snow peas, litchis and kumquats, you no longer have to make a trip to Chinatown.’
- ‘Spicy Thai lettuce wraps with tamarind chili sauce, mango, napa cabbage, ginger and cashews.’
- ‘For the napa cabbage, melt the butter in a large, heavy sauté pan, over medium heat.’
- ‘The wrapping is do-it-yourself - the lettuce is actually napa cabbage, the filling is a bowl of noodles stir-fried in peanut sauce with peanuts, green peppers and onion.’
Napa from Japanese nappa ‘(leaves of) brassica’.
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.