Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Gently wipe away all traces of the cleanser with a face flannel wrung out in tepid water, rinsing at least twice more with tepid water.’
- ‘Only it wasn't a towel, but a 'towelette', a square, white face flannel.’
- ‘The watery, tough-skinned figs were barely cooked let alone caramelised and pouring bitter juices onto what tasted like the worst sort of greasy, mass-produced puff pastry as moist as a face flannel in the middle.’
- ‘It is rolled up in the manner of airline face flannels.’
- ‘Forgetting to pack a face flannel is hardly the worst mishap that can befall the holiday planner.’
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.