Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Japanese form of pinball.
- ‘Years ago there was a short-lived craze over the game of pachinko in the United States.’
- ‘Bob and Charlotte's paths keep crossing leading to various adventures around the hotel as well as the obligatory visits to sushi bars, karaoke and pachinko.’
- ‘In the book, he explores various Japanese cultural phenomena including bunraku, pachinko and, haiku.’
- ‘Ricky is somewhere in Japan and seems to be happy without football, mainly because he loves playing pachinko.’
- ‘And pachinko is a national obsession, the parlours offering gaudy arrays of noisy pinball machines where many Japanese contentedly gamble the hours away.’
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.