Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(especially in New Mexico) a deep-fried pastry, typically square, eaten with honey or sugar or as a bread.
- ‘So I talked to the other committee members and convinced them to hire you, and whoever you wish to have work with you, to make and sell your marvelous chili, enchiladas, tortillas and sopaipillas or whatever you want.’
- ‘If only the same could be said for the so-called sopaipillas, which turn out to be triangular, cinnamon-sugared cake doughnuts - very average ones - instead of flaky balloons of fried dough.’
- ‘It's customarily served with a tortilla or sopaipilla.’
- ‘For those in search of authentic local cuisine, the red chile is hot and the sopaipillas light and fluffy at Abuelita's New Mexican Kitchen.’
- ‘But then comes a dish like the shredded-pork tamales in their red-chile cloak - or air-puffed sopaipillas that would only need slightly hotter frying oil to achieve greatness - and you know you're someplace real.’
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.