Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A metrical pattern for hymns in which the stanzas have four lines with 6, 6, 8, and 6 syllables.
- ‘In my edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (With Accompanying Tunes), I discovered eleven Watts hymns: one in short meter, six in common, four in long.’
- ‘It was then that he experimented with a new form - short metre and a pleasing colloquial tone.’
- ‘All but a few of the psalms were presented in four-line stanzas in short metre, common metre, or long metre.’
- ‘Common metre, short metre and long metre are almost always referred to by their letter abbreviations (CM, SM, LM).’
- ‘He used poetical and literary forms never before known to Punjabi, such as short metre and blank verse.’
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.