Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The Scottish or Irish Gaelic language.
- ‘In Ireland it is generally known as IRISH, and formerly in Scotland was referred to as both Erse and Irish.’
- ‘I search all the time for blogs in the fair Erse tongue, but as yet I haven't come across any.’
- ‘For many performers it was a statement of identity, allied to a desire for constitutional change and the need to maintain languages such as Welsh, Gaelic, Breton and Erse, threatened with extinction.’
- ‘Celtic languages, Erse, Gaelic, Manx, and Welsh, continue to be spoken in Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, and Wales.’
- ‘There are others with similarly impressive results in Irish who would be flummoxed altogether if the EU told us to put our money where our mouths are and speak this expensive Erse.’
- ‘In fact, their surnames can be very easily rendered into their Erse equivalents.’
Early Scots form of Irish.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.