Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for thrips
- ‘On a straight stretch into Darlington, the heat haze wobbling the view, there were millions - even billions - of thunderbugs.’
- ‘We stayed up high for a couple of miles, a hatch of thunderbugs coated a gate post, a train hooted and rattled and we descended a sunken wooded track to the Newbridge Crossing.’
- ‘However, if you see a black cloud of thunder bugs or flying ants around, zip up the tent door quickly.’
- ‘Use Sellotape around the glass to (a) keep out dust and dirt and (b) keep out thunderbugs.’
- ‘In the hot weather, tiny thunderbugs or ‘thrips’ managed to get into the LCD panel somehow.’
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.