Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A synthetic textile made from acrylic fibre and used for curtains and upholstery.[as modifier] ‘blue Dralon armchairs’
- ‘Dad was a clerk, Mum was a secretary, we had Dralon on our sofa.’
- ‘Tightly woven fabrics such as a cotton are durable, as are Dralon and chenille, but these may ‘shade’ and lose their shape more readily than other fabrics.’
- ‘Working in Australia last year, I discovered that in the southern hemisphere the shop sells food such as steak and washed salad, not cheap sweeties and Dralon.’
1950s: on the pattern of nylon.
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.