Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Good Lawd, Zora!’non-standard spelling of lord, used in representing black speech
- ‘‘Oh Lawdy Lawdy Lawdy, like we don't have enough in the world to worry about, the magazine just declared a ‘What Do We Call The Next Decade?’’
- ‘It's from the Land-o'-Goshen school of Biblical oaths, but the expression gives off a whiff of racist stereotypes - big-eyed Mammy with her hands a'flutterin: Lawdy Massy Me!’
- ‘He rose to fame in June 1958 when his debut single, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, sold more than 100,000 copies and made him the first Kiwi recording artist to achieve a gold record.’
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.