Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lucky dip in which the hidden items are buried in bran.
- ‘There's to be a Bonny Baby Competition, Fancy Dress, Puppet Show, face painting, balloons, bran tub, games, tombola, cakes and bric-a-brac.’
- ‘Other, smaller operations mix digital, print, TV and broadcast in a bran tub that gives time for everything but finding original stories.’
- ‘The Big Ranch shoves a hand into the musical bran tub and comes up with something reminiscent of The Band.’
- ‘She added that the fair would feature a range of other attractions as well as Father Christmas, including tombola, lucky lollies, bran tub, a raffle with a bike as a prize and crafts.’
- ‘In the bran tub of languages that is the ‘foreign’ chunk of my brain, you frequently end up with a little linguistic surprise.’
- ‘Who knows how she chooses her TV scripts - by herself, through an agent or by pulling contracts out of a bran tub - but the projects have been bafflingly poor.’
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.