Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A style of fast popular music having a strong offbeat and originating in Jamaica in the 1960s, a forerunner of reggae.
- ‘This loveable rascal is probably best known for the Jamaican ska beat that is the signature of much of his song-writing.’
- ‘The heart of the Fat Freddy sound is reggae, from ska through to dub, to which they add subtle hints of house music.’
- ‘And as much as it is very popular music, people still haven't got a clue what ska is.’
- ‘There were quite a few bands doing ska and reggae rhythms with a punk rock attitude and punk rock music.’
- ‘Adventurous interpretations of ska and reggae rhythms are an important part of their formula.’
- ‘It's an eerie, twisted ska track with Jon's vocals reverberating across the top.’
- ‘The whole concept of Californians playing rock steady and ska just seems plain wrong, but that is what the band consider their strength.’
- ‘It is strange to think of all these Cherubic looking children being into punk rock and ska but they were.’
- ‘I hate the Montreal music scene because it has ska bands and ska bands are monotonous.’
- ‘To all but a few enlightened purists, ska equals white people playing reggae embarrassingly fast.’
- ‘Everyone always described the band as a cross between ska and punk rock.’
- ‘Their engaging songs ranging from ska to punk to grunge.’
- ‘As an original finale, they combined an Irish jig with ska which was infectiously received.’
- ‘Suddenly I feel a great urge to put on a pork-pie hat and do some ska dancing.’
- ‘There are 30 young acts performing music ranging from punk to hip hop and ska to salsa.’
- ‘The singer's whining vocals grate, and a bit more ska and a bit less rawk would be a vast improvement.’
- ‘The world of ska and reggae has always been arcane and alien to those outside it.’
- ‘It fused reggae, ska and rockabilly in a multicultural rant against poverty and discrimination.’
- ‘You all know that I'm first and foremost a punk and metalhead, but being a deeply eclectic type I also love reggae and ska.’
- ‘The new material sounded good and, with a lot of emphasis on ska rather than punk, the album is something to look forward to.’
1960s: of unknown origin.
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.