Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pencil made of soft slate used for writing on slate.
- ‘The manufacture of slate pencils from soapstone is an industry as old as the manufacture of slates.’
- ‘Slates and slate pencils were the forerunner of the whiteboard, and were the greatest paper saving device known.’
- ‘Eventually, the slate pencil was replaced by soft chalk, making it easier to write.’
- ‘It might be interesting if you do a bit of extra research to find out exactly what a slate pencil was.’
- ‘Vintage slate pencils become increasingly more difficult to find, so many become broken over the years.’
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.