Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Oberarzt, fiddlesticks, he was not a real Doktor at all, but perhaps had once been some lowly wardsman in a pre-war Krankhaus.’
- ‘That would make this revival number… oh, fiddlesticks, I've lost count.’
- ‘I suppose one could still say, ‘Oh fiddlesticks.’’
- ‘Oh fiddlesticks, it has been over three weeks, we might never move on to the real swords at this rate.’
- ‘Watch out for those who wax pious about their imagined sacramental link with their constituencies - to which we should reply fiddlesticks.’
A violin bow.
- ‘Here's my fiddlestick; here's that shall make you dance.’
- ‘The daughter and the bewildered father leave, but leave the fiddlestick behind.’
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.