Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A phrase used by banks when suspending payment of a cheque.
- ‘It has sometimes been said that ‘refer to drawer’ is not defamatory, meaning ‘go back to the drawer and ask him to pay’, but today it is generally accepted that the phrase may imply a lack of funds.’
- ‘Oh, and by the way, they bounced our cheque - ‘refer to drawer’- which I only discovered earlier today when it arrived back at our installer's house.’
- ‘Look out for direct debits that are returned ‘refer to drawer’ and be wary of a business changing banks.’
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.