Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for vizier
- ‘The position of wazir fell to Saladin, now about 30 years old.’
- ‘As wazir, Safdar Jang diverted imperial funds for his own use, so much so that he was accused of impoverishing the Mughal court.’
- ‘Set in 11th century Baghdad, the show sets out to entrance us with the way an opportunist street poet tricks a brigand of his money, outwits a power-mad wazir and eventually sees his impoverished daughter married to a handsome caliph.’
- ‘Zakraya Khan died on July 1, 1745 A.D. His son Yahya Khan, who was also son-in-law of the chief wazir at Delhi, had no difficulty in securing an appointment as the governor of Lahore.’
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.