Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person's father-in-law.‘my in-laws helped tremendously—my MIL prepared food and my FIL helped move boxes and furniture’
- ‘D wanted to sleep in today, and since there will only be us and my FIL for dinner today and I could do this menu in my sleep, I said that was fine.’
- ‘I'm sure your FIL was trying to be helpful.’
- ‘On my last trip to my in-laws' place, my FIL actually told me that I was disrespecting him by not wearing a bindi!’
- ‘I hope we can reschedule my FIL's long-awaited trip to see us.’
- ‘My FIL pays $150 a month to keep more stuff in a storage unit than he can fit in his already overcrowded townhouse.’
- ‘My divorced parents lived 1700 miles away, my FIL lives 3000 miles away, and my MIL lives 100 miles away.’
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.