Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Australian climbing palm which is thickly covered in sharp spines and recurved hooks. It grows in rainforest, where groups may form dense tangled thickets.
- ‘You can see examples of their crafts at the Falls Visitor Centre - shields made from fig tree buttresses, eeltraps from woven lawyer cane - and learn how the indigenes were crudely displaced.’
- ‘Instead of willow, baskets are made from lawyer vine.’
- ‘The stretchers are only two saplings with a blanket strung between them and sewn up with lawyer vine.’
Early 20th century: probably so named by humorous analogy with ‘tortuous’ legal arguments.
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.