Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- British term for blowtorch
- ‘And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.’
- ‘Fire caused £1M of damage to Clover Mill on Thursday, 5 June 1952, after a blowlamp exploded in the basement.’
- ‘It appears that a workman was doing repairs below the roof and using a blowlamp.’
- ‘Examples in Fig.4 show that 15-30% of leaf fresh weight (about 20-40% of leaf water content) is driven off as steam when leaflets are scorched with the blowlamp.’
- ‘Consumer watchdogs have suspended sales of a household blowlamp that has been found to be potentially dangerous.’
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.