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.
- ‘A serang is a person of importance, far above a stoker, though the stoker draws better pay.’
- ‘The food belonged to Pambe, the serang or head man of the lascar sailors.’
From Persian and Urdu sar-hang commander, from sar head + hang authority.
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.