Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the UK) an examination taken at the age of 11–12 to determine the type of secondary school a child should enter.
- ‘The old eleven-plus put tremendous strain on middle-class families: success was thought essential, but failure meant a public school which most could not afford or, worse, the secondary modern.’
- ‘And when I passed my eleven-plus I realised that history was also written by people who actually existed.’
- ‘There may be more selection in schools now than when we first came to office, but never mind, we'll scrap the eleven-plus.’
- ‘When I passed my eleven-plus, she dragged me up to school, no bus fares, we had to walk.’
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.