Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A millipede which curls up into a pinwheel-shaped coil when disturbed.
- ‘His concern is with songololos, especially after a downpour.’
- ‘The sounds and sight of these sleek and powerful metallic songololos have become part of everyday life for the communities through whose land they pass.’
- ‘It's fun to speculate about a meal featuring beetle broth; locust wing hors d'oeuvres; spider pie entrée with fly fritters; main dish of worm Wellington, caterpillar dumplings and songololos julienne.’
Early 20th century: from Xhosa i-songololo, Zulu i-shongololo (from ukus(h)onga roll up).
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.