Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘the abysm from which nightmares crawl’a literary or poetic term for abyss
- ‘‘What she offered,’ notes the author, ‘in her most sensual, primitive, uncivilized and, from the standpoint of normal aesthetics, distasteful acts slipped over the brink - and she could take you with her - into the abysms of the sacred.’’
- ‘For its self-referential abysms are only made darker by the thought that Rosemary Squires didn't pour her heart into this song: Irving Berlin did.’
- ‘Crystal reached her shaking hand and took it as if it was her last salvation before she falls in the abysm.’
Middle English: from Old French abisme, medieval Latin abysmus, alteration of late Latin abyssus bottomless pit the ending being assimilated to the Greek ending -ismos.
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.