Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A military commander, especially an aggressive regional commander with individual autonomy.‘the mountains were commanded by ferocious and imposing warlords’‘a network of alliances between provincial warlords broke down’
- ‘Opium is grown freely in the countryside and gathered by farmers who sell it to factories employed by, or paying off, the local warlord.’
- ‘The warlords already control several small but important enclaves across Afghanistan.’
- ‘President Charles Taylor is a former warlord who seized power and then was elected to it.’
- ‘The real struggle now is to bring the warlords together to manage the peace.’
- ‘An Anglo-Saxon ruler of this period was above all else a warlord, a dryhten, as the Old-English sources put it.’
- ‘The analogy was that this was a nation ruled by twelve regional warlords.’
- ‘Last week Karzai threatened to resign unless regional warlords paid more revenue into central government coffers.’
- ‘The shipowners often draw up contracts with local officials, clan elders or regional warlords.’
- ‘Renegade warlords and militants now control much of the main island of Guadalcanal.’
- ‘Somaliland, in the north, and Puntland, in the north east, are in the hands of autonomous warlords.’
- ‘Mr Taylor emerged the strongest warlord from that conflict and won presidential elections the following year.’
- ‘The US is buying off regional warlords and militia commanders for a variety of reasons.’
- ‘These networks soon recruited tribal warlords and mobilised tribal extended families.’
- ‘Somalia has been destroyed as a country, it has been torn into patches which are run by rebel armies of tribal warlords.’
- ‘Just handing over the country to the warlords of the Northern Alliance once the war against the Taliban is won would be a kind of betrayal.’
- ‘Witnesses have told an Old Bailey jury they were imprisoned in a blood-stained room and beaten under the command of an Afghan warlord.’
- ‘Anything that threatened the interests of the regional warlords would be vetoed.’
- ‘The warlord was in Central Asia, in the region along the old border of Afghanistan and China.’
- ‘The regional and local warlords who were the key allies of the US against the Taliban are not advocates of women's rights.’
- ‘Some are the personal armies of aspiring warlords, out to conquer as much territory as they can and hold it by force.’
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.