Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A stupid person:‘even chowderheads like us could comprehend it’
idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘Besides, what chowderhead keeps cracking his bubble gum near the microphone all the time, anyway?’
- ‘These chowderheads can't seem to get it through their tiny brains that they're dealing with a legal problem now, not a PR problem.’
- ‘Film can certainly be a creative medium, but for the most part, it is a cookie cutter business churning out whatever stuff this week's gang of fifteen year old chowderheads will line up to see.’
- ‘I think I just coined ‘Better Blown Up Than Grown Up’ to describe the new crop of anti-war chowderheads, and their childish slogans.’
Mid 19th century: probably a variant of early 17th-century jolter-head ‘thickheaded person’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.