Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Small cakes of cornmeal dough that are quickly deep-fried.
- ‘Breaking open a hush puppy, the boy seemed embarrassed yet proud of his grandfather's praise.’
- ‘In the southern states catfish fillets are usually dredged in cornmeal and fried, to be served with hush puppy and coleslaw.’
- ‘They have the smoothness of a beignet, the heft of a hush puppy, and they're spiced with cayenne pepper and little shreds of Italian ham.’
- ‘Quenelles are more appropriate to a fine-dining dinner plate than the classic spoon-dropped hush puppy, but the winning recipe was too moist to hold a quenelle shape.’
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.