Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An elementary swimming stroke in which the swimmer beats at the water with the hands in a manner resembling a swimming dog.
- ‘He wasn't such a great swimmer, about his only move was the doggy-paddle.’
- ‘Only being equipped with basic knowledge of the doggy-paddle, Del didn't dare test her swimming strength in water that exceeded her height.’
Swim using doggy-paddle.
- ‘I jumped in without a thought after her, even though I hardly knew how to doggy-paddle.’
- ‘I doubt I'll be doing any synchronised swimming moves by then, but I should be able to doggy-paddle my way round the pool.’
- ‘She had seen her friend doggy-paddling and thought she heard her call for help.’
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.