Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in Indian and Southeast Asian cooking) hot relish made with vegetables or fruit and spices.
- ‘A small jar of sambal is a standard condiment on the tables of Chinese-Indonesian restaurants in the Netherlands.’
- ‘One of the Malays' popular breakfasts is nasi lemak, rice cooked in coconut milk and served with hot and spicy sambal (shrimp or anchovy paste), fish, eggs and vegetables.’
- ‘As we moreishly devoured grilled tuna marinated in sambal, lemon grass and numerous other exotic spices, I was amazed at how quiet the street was with only the odd person passing by where we sat alfresco.’
- ‘In Vietnamese and Thai cuisine the cool effect of mint is used to sooth the effect of a hot chili peppers and fiery sambals.’
- ‘She said she cooked the grasshoppers and ate them with a little sambal (chili sauce).’
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.