Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make or become purple.[no object] ‘his face empurpled with fury’
- ‘She sent me the red rose we called hers, her type and symbol, to wear inside my wedding dress - I have it still, a few petals empurpled with age, pressed inside an old locket.’’
- ‘The look on the empurpled face of the director as he expostulated on this ‘craven surrender’ for Channel Four news was such a laugh.’
- ‘Cheeks empurpled, spit launching in all directions, eyes afire with outraged vanity, the Colonel will have none of your treachery.’
- ‘She turned, her wild sow-eyes glowing back over her shoulder and her empurpled lips puckered a moment.’
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.