Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who lives on a social housing development, typically seen as disadvantaged or disreputable.‘he is a young schemie from one of the housing estates’‘a collection of short stories depicts the inner life of Coatbridge schemies with typical black humour’
- ‘The novel follows four Edinburgh schemies with a story that develops over 30 years.’
- ‘That'll teach you some responsibility, you good-for-nothing schemies!’
1990s: from scheme and -y.
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.