Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thin East Indian bread made with lentil flour.
- ‘We will serve idli-sambar, upma and puttu for breakfast, and rice with sambar, pulissery, aviyal, thoran and pappadam for lunch.’
- ‘Thanks to the large presence of Keralites in Bangalore, one finds banana chips, payasams, pickles and pappadams all over the place.’
- ‘Steaming hot idlis served with spicy chutney, rasa vadai and pappadams soon caught the imagination of customers.’
- ‘The cook, Krishna Lama, conjures a meal of buffalo schnitzel, pappadams, fried chicken and banana custard, all prepared on a ‘stove’ of three rocks and four aluminium pots.’
- ‘Shopkeepers say that Onam buyers prefer the large hand-made ‘pappadams’ that come from small-scale units in the Karunagapalli and Ochira areas on the border of Kollam-Alappuzha districts.’
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.