Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- non-standard spelling of soldier, used to represent regional pronunciation
- ‘Except in certain rural areas, ‘to go for a sodger’, ‘to take the King's shilling ’, had for ordinary people been an act of desperation in a time of unemployment or personal catastrophe.’
- ‘There's no another sodger like him in the Scotch Brigade.’
- ‘Instantly the crowd took it up… A distinct melodic outline became more and more prominent, shaping itself around the central theme of the words, Git right, sodger!’
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.