Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A metal container with a sloping lid used to carry coal for a domestic fire.
- ‘Naturally it has the heritage decor that comes with the genre: dark wood, theatrical red, brazenly swirly carpets, brass coal scuttles and Quality Street faux Victoriana prints.’
- ‘Glad to read you won't have to fight with the coal scuttle anymore.’
- ‘In the front room is a scattering of copper bowls of various sizes, copper coal scuttles, metal templates and copper sheets.’
- ‘The document listed coal scuttles, pokers, grates, and fenders, but only one set of andirons.’
- ‘But kids had much fun fighting over who was to wash-up, change napkins, make beds, peel spuds, run errands, chop firewood, fill the coal scuttle, and black lead the grate.’
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.