Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in England) each of six units of local government centred on a large urban area (in existence since 1974, although their councils were abolished in 1986).
- ‘Ian, who worked in a family printing and stationery business, had teamed up with local historian Peter to record life in Eccles before it became part of a metropolitan county.’
- ‘These soon moved to the museum, which after the abolition of the metropolitan county in 1986, became part of the existing NML.’
- ‘The motion calls for the re-regulation of buses in metropolitan counties like Greater Manchester.’
- ‘This established a two-tier system of thirty-nine counties and six metropolitan counties for the major conurbations outside London.’
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.