Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting a bicycle with relatively high handlebars ridden in an upright sitting position.‘he travels around London on a sit-up-and-beg bicycle’
- ‘These days the police ride BMX-style bikes, no more the old sit-up-and-beg; not surprising really if they are to engage in hot pursuits.’
- ‘On a grey blustery evening I watched the horses - ten big-boned, fiery Amelanders - being trotted into the village in pairs, each pulling a farmer on a sit-up-and-beg bicycle.’
- ‘I had bought a ramshackle iron sit-up-and-beg type bike from a man in La Cancha market in Cochabamba.’
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.