Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A conscientious objector.
- ‘In that period, there was huge public hostility to the conchies (conscientious objectors), who had refused to fight.’
- ‘"Conchies" already employed by the government have been denied promotion.’
- ‘That the "conchies" suffered ridicule and injustice cannot be denied.’
- ‘Any book about conchies is likely to contain some diverting tales.’
- ‘A few years ago, the historian Andrew Roberts earned my undying contempt by alleging, on live national radio, that I was the ‘kind of person who'd have been a conchie’ in the Second World War.’
World War I: abbreviation.
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.