Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A balloon made buoyant by the heat of a fire burning at its mouth.
- ‘The original Fire Balloon, or Sky Lantern, was apparently invented in China.’
- ‘For any type of experimental fire balloon, it is not a good idea to rely too much on an outside heat source.’
- ‘The ‘Grand Edinburgh Fire Balloon’, which he invented, created a great deal of excitement in 1784 and ultimately resulted in Britain's first manned aerial ascent.’
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.