Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘She hopes that this will help them to locate the loan that beseems their expectations.’
- ‘We have become a great nation, forced by the fact of its greatness into relations with the other nations of the earth, and we must behave as beseems a people with such responsibilities.’
- ‘He was now near fifty - grave, as beseemed his profession - somewhat dry - and a little severe, perhaps - but a just man.’
- ‘Thus it beseems a captain to conceal the secrets of his mind so that the enemy may not know his purpose.’
- ‘It was a quiet, sombre, clerical house, beseeming such a man as the warden, and thus he afterwards frequented it.’
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.