Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A foolish or ill-timed remark or action.‘in spite of her bêtise about striped suits he saw her point of view’
- ‘(Nanfang Daily) Yet another piece of bêtise: A plastic goods factory took advantage of the summer vacation to hire youth workers, including many of whom are under 16 years old.’
- ‘Here are examples of what we call ‘faire des bêtises’ in French.’
- ‘This is a special issue on bêtises d' enfance (childhood high jinks, goof ups and silly mistakes).’
French, stupidity, from bête foolish.
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.