Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An inflatable life jacket, originally as issued to RAF personnel during the Second World War.
- ‘Over the clothing we wore a Mae West, then the British parachute and, on top of that lot, came the quick-release Sutton harness.’
- ‘Their flight suits were khaki and they wore yellow Mae West life vests.’
- ‘He was wearing his Mae West life jacket, as he always did on a mission over water, because he couldn't swim.’
1940s: from the name of the American film actress Mae West(see West, Mae), noted for her large bust.
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.