Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Form (a Creole language) from the contact of two languages.‘a creolized variety of French’
- ‘What evolved was a partially creolised form of Dutch which became the mother tongue not only of the Cape Dutch minority, but also of the non-white majority of the population.’
- ‘This Christian orientation, however, is a creolized one that changes as we move up the class hierarchy.’
- ‘This is a highly creolized archive - a patrimony that resists any simple fixing of national identity.’
- ‘No doubt, this new humanitarianism also reflected the fact that the missionaries now preached to an increasingly creolized population.’
- ‘The creolised form of the language that evolved was given the name Tetum Praca; praca is Portuguese for marketplace.’
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.