Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An acrostic in which the first, middle, and last letters of each line form hidden words.
- ‘I may be trying double and triple acrostics next, kind of like a crossword puzzle.’
- ‘It's immediately apparent that the first, second and fourth chapters are alphabetic acrostics, with the third a triple acrostic.’
- ‘Lamentations 3 has 66 verses constituting a triple acrostic with the same curious transposition.’
- ‘Since then, acrostic puzzles have evolved into double acrostics and triple acrostics.’
- ‘The acrostic word is usually made up of the first letters from each line but it also can also be made up of words from the middle or the end of lines: if two acrostic words appear simultaneously in the same writing it is called a double acrostic, if there are three a triple acrostic and so on’
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.