Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Lively enjoyment.‘the gardener's life, as a rule, is not all ‘cakes and ale’’
- ‘Britain once had its days of cakes and ale, and a week which began with a day off.’
- ‘And once the world is made virtuous, will there be no more cakes and ale?’
- ‘This is the worst kind of destructive attitude - denying other people cakes and ale because you've never enjoyed them yourself.’
- ‘Traditionally celebrated after the main crop had been harvested, Harvest Home was, according to one historian, an annual event characterized by cakes and ale and hang the cost.’
- ‘The successful physician starves the first ten years, lives on bread and butter the second, and may have cakes and ale the third decade.’
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.