Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Royal Navy officer holding the full rank of captain, as opposed to a commander with the courtesy title of captain.
- ‘I can't resist pointing out that a master and commander would never captain a frigate, and quite properly the film has Aubrey wearing the two epaulettes of a post captain.’
- ‘He had made post captain when he was only twenty-three years old, not an unheard of feet, but he had been young enough to be hailed as one of the most promising officers in the King's service.’
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.