Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A spectrum of colours like a rainbow produced by the sun shining on spray.
- ‘That makes chasing sunbows an uncertain pursuit, and the successful sighting of a sunbow all the more joyous an event.’
- ‘When looking for images of sunbows on the web, I did see some spectral separation, but there was a large component of white light that washed out the rainbow effect.’
- ‘It was said by some that in ‘the time of the White Buffalo’ sunbows, or whirling rainbows, would begin to appear more frequently as a sign to the people.’
- ‘A useful introductory chapter discusses how mountains create a rain shadow, and how to get a feel for weather by looking at clouds and sunbows.’
- ‘We beheld an immense body of water fall two hundred and fifty feet, dashing from rock to rock, and casting a spray which formed a mist around it, in the midst of which hung a multitude of sunbows, which faded or became unspeakably vivid, as the inconstant sun shone through the clouds.’
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.