Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of sorcery practised especially in the Caribbean.‘he knows the value of my power of obeah’
- ‘Although it has been illegal for a long time, obeah, the traditional witchcraft of the Caribbean, still exists.’
- ‘Some still fear the African-derived black magic called obeah that is common in the Caribbean region.’
- ‘You see somebody with a beautiful religious artifact, and you don't want to touch it - you're afraid of some obeah jumping out of it to get you.’
- ‘Informal social control occurs through peer pressure, gossip, and fear of harmful magic known as obeah.’
- ‘Many Creoles and Garifuna believe in obeah, or witchcraft.’
Akan, from bayi ‘sorcery’.
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.