Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A stick decorated with feathers, used by various American Indian peoples in their religious ceremonies.
- ‘He watched Coptic monks, carrying T-shaped prayer sticks, who danced the Psalms.’
- ‘Also when we look at the chants, we use prayer stick, drum and cistra and also there is liturgical dance.’
- ‘In a clearing, Maori warriors are chanting around a niu or prayer stick.’
- ‘Every village and town has a procession of priests resplendent in their robes and carrying prayer sticks (to lean on during the inordinately lengthy services), crosses and ornate velvet tasselled umbrellas to shield them from the sun.’
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.