Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Fasting from dawn until dusk during Ramadan, one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
- ‘Sawm is perhaps the most demanding of the Five Pillars. It requires that Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan.’
- ‘During the month of Ramadan, Muslims practice Sawm, or fasting, during the hours between sunrise and sunset.’
- ‘If we understand what Sawm actually means, it would enable us to consequently develop compassion and care for those who are in need, for those who are desperate, for those who are hungry.’
Arabic ṣawm, from ṣama abstain from food, drink, and sexual intercourse.
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.