Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Abbreviations formed from the initial letters of the shortened words.‘students of hospital language have noticed how doctors have become addicted to initialese’
- ‘Terms, definitions, and contracted phrases can pile up into a meaningless mess of initialese and confusion when you're about the business of conducting a flight under instrument conditions.’
- ‘But Miss Cleary, of Nashville, in her song ''I.M. Me,'' has engaged in text messaging, a combination of initialese and the euphonic use of the alphabet that deserves scholarly attention.’
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.