Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Asian head of a lascar crew.
- ‘The food belonged to Pambe, the serang or head man of the lascar sailors.’
- ‘A serang is a person of importance, far above a stoker, though the stoker draws better pay.’
From Persian and Urdu sar-hang commander, from sar head + hang authority.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.