Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The sixth month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from 19 February to 20 March.
- ‘So the 1 March is the 12 Ventôse and the 21 September is the Jour complémentaire.’
- ‘The operation on my foot to remove the bullet and the resulting pain made it impossible for me to leave when my brigade moved off on 3rd Ventose.’
French Ventôse, from Latin ventosus windy, from ventus wind.
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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.