Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The common reed, which is cultivated in eastern England for use in thatching.
- ‘Bundles of Norfolk reed are stacked on both banks of this shallow backwater.’
- ‘High on the roof of the store, weaving a string of Norfolk reeds into the thatch, Billy Betsford looked down at the old man.’
- ‘This tiny, very pretty little church dating from 1624, is built of red brick, with stepped gables and a roof of Norfolk Reed.’
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.