Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
nounAustralian, North American
An elected member of a city council.
- ‘In one seminar, a Chicago alderperson was a mentor.’
- ‘But then a commemorative photograph of the alderpersons alongside some anonymous field-worker wouldn't look as impressive as a shot with a rich celebrity, would it?’
- ‘As women were increasingly elected to municipal office, the term "councillor" slowly replaced "alderman", although there was some use of the term "alderperson".’
- ‘Of course it goes without saying that Alderperson Huth's proposal for free public horse-drawn carriage service will be an essential part of the new plan.’
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.