Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who farms or works on a ranch, especially in the southwestern US and Mexico.
- ‘Finally, despite the importance of cooperation between genders that rancheros practice, the higher status of the men can not be over-emphasized.’
- ‘But things went sour when the ranchero took up with another woman.’
- ‘When tired rancheros were welcomed back from the range with a big bowl of chili, the evening's entertainment was more likely a hoedown than a movie with the kids.’
- ‘Family and kin are very precious to all rancheros.’
- ‘At the same time, the rancheros entered with a leading role in the land lease market as the major source of demand.’
- ‘But the parade and programs pay little homage to the actual history - the events give us a weeklong chance to dress in the outfits of Nashville cowboys and Mexican rancheros.’
- ‘Mobility and isolation, with the development of a strong patriarchal ideology and the importance of family autonomy and independence, have very much shaped gender relations among rancheros.’
Spanish, from rancho (see ranch).
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.