Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A process of exhaustive inquiry into the background and character of a candidate for a civil service post that involves access to secret material.
- ‘The idea is to create an easily-recognisable ‘positive vetting’ scheme through which the protection of children and vulnerable people from potential abusers is bolstered.’
- ‘No less significant were the impact of the Cambridge spies and the subsequent introduction of positive vetting, controversial for practical and political personal-privacy reasons.’
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.