Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large European moth of mostly subdued coloration, with a pale blue band on the underwing.
- ‘Yes we caught a Clifden Nonpareil here at Longstone on 11/9.’
- ‘Also this year on St.Mary's a Clifden Nonpareil had been trapped, so we were full of optimism and were sure we would get some good moths and some good birds.’
Mid 18th century: from Clifden (now Cliveden), the name of a village in Buckinghamshire, England, and nonpareil.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.