Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Middle Eastern confection made of sesame flour and honey.
- ‘Finally, ‘sweetmeats’ like halva and burfi can often round off a festive meal.’
- ‘For dessert, there were several traditional Iranian sweets, such as sholehzard (rice and saffron pudding) and halva.’
- ‘The big draw for me, though, is the cooler along the south wall, which is jammed with Greek olives, cheese, anchovies, halvah and other specialties, including hummus, tarama and Balkan-style yogurt.’
- ‘The results run from simple brittle and toffee type sweets through halva, barfi, and sandesh, to the family of confections based on rasgullas.’
- ‘A favorite Palestinian candy is halvah, a sweet nougat made of sesame seeds and honey.’
Yiddish, or from Turkish helva, from Arabic and Persian ḥalwā sweetmeat.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.