Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An emergency response system that disseminates information about a missing person (usually a child), by media broadcasting or electronic roadway signs.‘our state's AMBER Alert became operational last September’
- ‘Overuse of AMBER Alert could result in the public becoming desensitized to Alerts when they are issued.’
- ‘The following questionnaire may be used to verify that the criteria for the AMBER Alert have been met.’
- ‘The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child.’
Acronym from America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, named after Amber Hagerman, a child kidnapped in Texas in 1996.
AMBER Alert/ˈambər əˌlərt/
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.