Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small Chinese cabbage of a variety with mild-tasting leaves and small edible yellow flowers.
- ‘I have had great success with growing all these salad leaves in the Thames Valley through the winter, except choy sum and greek cress which are less reliable.’
- ‘There was so much grit in the choi sum that if it was washed in the kitchen then it was washed in sand.’
- ‘The choy sum were cooked till soft in a savoury sauce that has hints of orange peel in it.’
- ‘The heavy sauce contrasted badly with the choi sum, which tasted only of water.’
- ‘Besides sampling specialities like beef choi sum and sha cha chicken, guests were also treated to a colourful lion dance.’
Chinese ( Cantonese dialect), literally vegetable heart.
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.