Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shelter or platform fixed at the masthead of a vessel as a place for a lookout to stand.
- ‘They appeared to use every location on the ship, including one couple who specialised in the crow's-nest.’
- ‘Orchestra and conductor, perched on a crow's-nest staging vertically above the sea, need a head for heights as well as musical virtuosity, and the audience needs a disciplined ear if its head is not to be turned by the setting.’
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.