Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person whose job is to catch or destroy rats.
- ‘He had a burning ambition to be a rat-catcher at an early age.’
- ‘A few years ago, Owen, from Glusburn, would have been called the rat-catcher.’
- ‘It is equally attractive to rats and is often used by rat-catchers to bait their traps.’
- ‘Well, this compositional choice surely started with the rhetorical opposition between the local rat-catchers and the western scientists.’
- ‘We need to be problem solvers, like rat-catchers and firemen.’
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.