Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A country in NE Africa south of Egypt, with a coastline on the Red Sea; population 40,200,000 (estimated 2015); languages, Arabic (official), Hausa, and others; capital, Khartoum.
2A vast region of North Africa, extending across the width of the continent from the southern edge of the Sahara to the tropical equatorial zone in the south.
From Arabic sūdān, literally ‘country of the blacks’.
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.