Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A one-volume dictionary of medium size.
- ‘College or desk dictionaries in print, the most common type, are still easier to use, easier to read, and more convenient to reach than their electronic equivalents.’
- ‘I also use desk dictionaries, which are mainly for students who find looking through a normal dictionary far too intimidating.’
- ‘It contains more words than any of the other major desk dictionaries; it is a good source for new words, as it is updated annually.’
- ‘Since then, the publishing company has sold more than 55 million copies and consistently set the standard for college-level desk dictionaries in this country.’
- ‘A study was conducted in order to determine the usefulness of an American college desk dictionary used by English as a Second Language students when taking a vocabulary test.’
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.