Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pair of shorts.
- ‘One of the big debates for Delhi government was whether during the peak winter months, students should switch to pants or continue with the half pants in draughty, chilled classrooms.’
- ‘He stroked down the filthy tatters of his shirt and half pants, staring at the grime ingrained through the palms of his hands for a long, wistful time.’
- ‘There was my junior hostel-mate, a 16-something plump boy in half-pants and checked shirt, hardly handsome or pretty but very self-possessed and warm.’
- ‘To everyone not wearing khaki half-pants, it is clear that the central message of Election 2004 was its economics.’
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.