Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A system of romanized spelling used to transliterate Japanese.
- ‘The last alphabet the Japanese use is this one, the roman alphabet, called romaji in Japan and not really used very much, except in train stations which is very useful if you are going somewhere new.’
- ‘Thus, the systematic combination of kanji and kana, and to a limited extent, of romaji in the Japanese orthography, provides rich sources for research and pedagogy.’
- ‘I've heard all the standard arguments about how romaji themselves are fashionable here in Japan, it doesn't necessarily matter what they say.’
Early 20th century: from Japanese, from rōma ‘Roman’ + ji ‘letter(s)’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.