Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A short-grained, sweet, glutinous rice with a high starch content, used in Japanese cooking.
- ‘Third plate: sweet beans with small mochi balls and sweetened chestnut; and green tea cake filled with whipped cream, along with a long pretzel.’
- ‘Items offered at the altar to deities included traditional Hakka rice cakes, ginger, brown sugar, tea leaves, green onions, mochi and sweet potatoes, representing foods that come from the mountains.’
- ‘Morning breakfast consisted mainly of congee (a soft rice porridge) with mochi (pounded sticky rice cake).’
- ‘It's a good day today - rice, ham and vegetable mix, a hunk of fried chicken complete with skin, and mochi (a chewy substance made by pounding rice for hours) on a stick.’
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.