Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small, stubby short-billed auk (seabird) with black plumage and white underparts, breeding in the Arctic.→ dovekie
- ‘‘We children cried and cried for those little auks,’ the singer added, ‘because we were afraid we would not get any to eat.’’
- ‘The death knell could also be sounded for other species dependent on the ice, such as the ringed seal, bearded seal and little auk.’
- ‘I thought again of little auks and the children who cried for them.’
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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.