Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small cafe in France that sells alcoholic drinks.
- ‘He cuts to the interior of a busy estaminet much later in the night, with Arnaud sitting at the counter nursing a coffee, oblivious to the bustling life around him.’
French, from Walloon staminé ‘byre’, from stamo ‘a pole for tethering a cow’, probably from German Stamm ‘stem’.
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.