Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Wood from the nodules of the brier ("Erica arborea"), used especially for making tobacco pipes.
- ‘When I entered his office he was smoking a brierwood pipe.’
- ‘I remembered watching the ritual of tamping the weed into the bowl of a brierwood pipe.’
- ‘During the Civil War, soldiers carved pipes from brierroot, and chessmen from pine.’
- ‘The familiar brierwood pipe was set between his teeth.’
- ‘The upper half is Sherlock Holmes with his hat, cloak, and pipe - though whether brierroot or clay can't be determined.’
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.