Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
christmas, christmastime, christmastide, festive seasonView synonyms
- ‘The burra din, or festivals, are often celebrated by a religious service, by feasting and, ashore, by the purchase of raiment and the donating of gifts.’
- ‘1880. - ‘This being the Burra Din, or great day, the fact of an animal being shot was interpreted by the men as a favourable augury. ‘- Ball, Jungle Life, 279.’’
- ‘It isn't a surprise that old timers still call Christmas burra din in India.’
From Hindi baṛā great and din day.
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.