Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A well drilled for oil or gas but yielding none.→ dry well
- ‘Some newly discovered fields will be gushers and some will be dry holes.’
- ‘But Shell withdrew from exploration, because for 2 years it had drilled nothing but dry holes.’
- ‘It is very easy to drill dry holes and the only guarantee we have is that we will experience failures.’
- ‘You can spend a whole lot of money on exploration and still hit dry holes.’
- ‘This is a Texas oilman who seemed to drill nothing but dry holes.’
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.