Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dish of fish in a sauce of wine and onions.
- ‘For the matelote: In a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine pike, heavy cream and egg yolk and mix until smooth.’
- ‘The matelote receives universal praise and quickly vanishes.’
- ‘On the menu were classics unheard of in Fifties London: paté de campagne, matelote d' anguille and bouillabaisse.’
French, from à la matelote, literally mariner-style from matelot sailor (see matelot).
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.