Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A postage envelope with a design by the Irish painter William Mulready (1786–1863), the designer of the first penny postage envelope (1840).
- ‘Highlights were a Mulready from 1840, a ‘Weekend Telegraph’ used in 1918, a handwritten signed letter from Don Bradman (with other cricket thematic material) as well as the recent 24p GB Forgery used on cover.’
- ‘The Mulready envelope was introduced at the same time as the Penny Black stamp.’
- ‘To complete this wonderful section, we have a Mulready 2d envelope dated 1st March 1841 addressed to Tobago in the West Indies.’
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.