Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word or expression denoting something that is regarded with disapproval or dislike.‘positivism has become something of a boo word among many social scientists’
- ‘Why, I wonder… because it's a sort of code word or a boo word or laziness or what?’
- ‘It's obviously what Ian Kershaw (historian) called a fashionable boo word.’
- ‘Mention has been made here before of an old university tutor of mine who used to divide the language into hooray words and boo words.’
- ‘Ideology is a boo word, a pejorative word, but everyone has ideologies, you just have to proceed from that point of view.’
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.