Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in Spain and Spanish America) a large plain or valley, typically a fertile and grassy one.
- ‘The fertile, irrigated vega to the west provided the Caliphs with a lavish table.’
Spanish and Catalan.
The fifth brightest star in the sky, and the brightest in the constellation Lyra, overhead in summer to observers in the northern hemisphere.
Via Spanish or medieval Latin from Arabic, literally ‘the falling vulture’.
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.