Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in US history) an African-American cavalry soldier.
- ‘The term ‘buffalo soldier’ originated during this period.’
- ‘His father had been a buffalo soldier in the Twenty-Fifth Infantry stationed at Fort Custer in the early 1890s.’
- ‘Soon the Ninth's troopers also became known as buffalo soldiers, and ultimately the infantrymen too came to be considered buffalo soldiers.’
- ‘Wash looked up to see five buffalo soldiers and a white sergeant smiling over the barrels of rifles.’
- ‘On March 2, 2001 the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum was issued a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Ms. Sheila Jackson Lee.’
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.