Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the UK) a seal affixed to state documents.
- ‘As first the great seal and then the privy seal were regarded by monarchs as too public, the keeper of the signet rose in importance.’
- ‘Next are the chaplains and clerks, clerks of the privy council, of the privy seal and the signet.’
- ‘The next few years saw his titles change rapidly, from principal secretary and master of the rolls to lord privy seal, where he also gained a peerage.’
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.