Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A name supposedly used by the North American Indians for a white person.
- ‘A Caucasian driver never drives you and it's rare to find a paleface serving anyone, unless attired in a stiff blazer and clashing tie, their teeth mirroring your complete isolation in this place.’
- ‘Instead, he emphasizes that Indians can use the notion of ancient authority to justify any course of action, just like the palefaces can.’
- ‘But his dislike of its mixed-race, paleface composition became more pronounced - and his black nationalist ideology became blacker by degrees.’
- ‘Our knowledge of the paleface was limited, but we had learned that he brought goods whenever he came, and that our people exchanged furs for his merchandise.’
- ‘Yet to the paleface who is fluent, this can be rather annoying.’
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.