Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various nonstandard forms of English spoken by black people, especially as an urban dialect in the US.
- ‘These children come to school with a rich set of collective experiences and a particular, well-developed dialect - black English.’
- ‘I have just been reading the thoroughly sensible things that she says about black English and standard English.’
- ‘‘I remember he wrote an article in The New York Times in 1979 asking ‘If black English isn't a language, tell me what it is.’’
- ‘I must agree with the verdict that the black English terms HIP, DIG, and JIVE are not borrowings from an African language.’
- ‘Like the black English which Kai Ting adopts, symbols of Jewish identity become part of his vocabulary and a reference point for describing his own Chinese identity.’
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.