Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A belt of calm air and sea occurring in both the northern and southern hemispheres between the trade winds and the westerlies.
- ‘Here are our lovingly researched, adrenaline-and rum-spiked reasons to love the horse latitudes.’
- ‘If you're bound for the horse latitudes, L.L. Bean's Roll-Up Panama Hat sheds water and is as airy as a Bermuda veranda.’
- ‘He comes up with a nice line in bumptious hyperbole in tribute to the acres of print spilled during our recent, prolonged spell in the horse latitudes of politics.’
- ‘Of course, with subscription and newsstand sales both stuck in the horse latitudes, the temptation to ‘manage’ circulation remains great.’
- ‘Anyone publishing it should be shanghaied aboard a hell-ship and flogged through the horse latitudes.’
Late 18th century: origin uncertain; perhaps from the fact that becalmed sailing ships on long journeys were said to have thrown horses overboard to conserve water for the crew.
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.