Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A public telephone.
- ‘There was a tickey box in the hallway of Sunbeam House, on the second floor.’
- ‘Antiquated typewriters have long since been replaced by computers; e-mails for telegrams and cell-phones for tickey boxes.’
- ‘That and the tickey box at the hostel were my connection with ‘home’.’
- ‘Thus I will probably sit and plot my next request for a little bit before I have fun with the tickey boxes again.’
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.