Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An instance of being silly or scatterbrained:‘we all have our blonde moments’
reverie, trance, fantasy, vision, fancy, hallucination, musing, brown study, imaginingView synonyms
- ‘Well - they weren't the absent-minded blonde moments I said they were.’
- ‘I would like to say I had a blonde moment, but having infuriated large chunks of the readership last week, I think I'll avoid upsetting anyone else today.’
- ‘Well, no one ever said smart blondes weren't entitled to blonde moments!’
- ‘This morning I had a definite blonde moment, when I thought that the cord dangling from the ceiling in the bathroom turned the shower on.’
- ‘Liz was pretty smart for the most part, but did have her blonde moments, which were many.’
1990s: from the stereotypical perception of blonde-haired women as unintelligent.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.