Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A teasel with stiff bracts which curve backwards from the prickly flower head.
- ‘Hence, the fuller's teasel is called ‘sativus’ and the roadside teasel is called ‘fullonum.’’
- ‘The fuller's teasel is regarded as a cultivated form of the wild teasel Dipsacus fullonum L. ssp fullonum.’
So named because it was formerly dried and used for raising the nap on woven cloth.
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.