Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A US political scandal in which an attempt in 1972 to bug the national headquarters of the Democratic Party (in the Watergate building in Washington DC) led to the resignation of President Nixon (1974).
1A gate of a town or castle opening on to a lake, river, or sea.
- ‘The little street leads to a watergate, a beach and limestone sea-cliffs.’
- ‘The flotilla must have been an impressive sight as it sailed up the Thames to the watergate at Westminster palace.’
- 1.1archaic A sluice; a floodgate.
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.