Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A jacket worn for extra warmth when sitting up in bed.
- ‘How could you properly play house without aprons and raincoats, bedjackets for sick people and bibs for whoever was being the baby?’
- ‘Mlle Dieudonne led us into the bedroom where Boulanger lay in a pink bedjacket on a cloud of lacy pillows.’
- ‘If one needed to go to the hospital one had to have a new nightdress, bedjacket, new toiletries, perhaps a pair of slippers too.’
- ‘Some items (e.g. nightdresses, bedjackets, etc) are given to our Frail Care Homes.’
- ‘Well just give her these magazines and send the bedjacket later.’
- ‘Who among us remembers lying in bed as a child, sick with measles, and wearing a pink sateen quilted bedjacket with ribbon ties that inevitably fell off your shoulders?’
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.