Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A monastery of lamas.
- ‘There are several lamaseries in and around Kangding.’
- ‘T Lobsang Rampa's account of how he grew up in a lamasery was proved to be a fraud when the Daily Mail discovered that ‘Rampa’ was the son of a Devon plumber, whose real name was Cyril Henry Hoskins.’
- ‘Before we could spend any more time on this somewhat incongruous image of himsa in the lamasery, a lama arrived, waving the keys.’
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.