Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A board covered with cork and fixed to a wall so that messages and pictures can be pinned on to it for display.
- ‘A pinboard on the wall of his grandparents' kitchen proudly displays his drawings of army vehicles and a US flag.’
- ‘We also make pinboards, laundry bags and screens.’
- ‘They curl away from the drawing pins on the pinboard.’
- ‘The kitchen now has a smoke blanket, the study has a pinboard, clock and smoke alarm, and the window handle in the bathroom is no longer falling out of the frame.’
- ‘Another colleague kept a list on her pinboard which read: ‘Learn Spanish.’’
- ‘It's back, therefore, to doing some odd jobs such as emailing people, tidying my pinboard and creating the bibliography for my thesis.’
- ‘The Breightmet primary school has been undergoing a revamp and when the caretaker took down a pinboard from a wall he discovered the signatures of the men who built the school back in 1951.’
- ‘I was struck by the similarity of displays on many of their office pinboards.’
- ‘I posted a couple of days ago that Amy thought my room was too masculine, and had attempted to feminise it by pinning a coloured bag to my pinboard.’
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.