Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person actively involved in preventing damage to the environment.
- ‘I hear the eco-warriors cry - but they haven't taken into account the energy costs and chemicals involved in their laundering, not to mention the prospect of persuading the wife to use them!’
- ‘And they are not the treehugging eco-warriors who spend their Saturdays sweeping up litter on motorways, as one might expect.’
- ‘Instead, the big corporations and their political allies have - brilliantly - manipulated the forces that the eco-warriors themselves unleashed and turned them back on their creators.’
- ‘But the eco-warriors who opposed the controversial second runway can relax.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the eco-warriors of Greenpeace have issued dire warnings about looting at the Tuwaitha nuclear facility south-east of Baghdad over the past year.’
- ‘The idea that it is not enough for firms to make money for their owners is one that you might expect to be an article of faith among anti-globalists and eco-warriors.’
- ‘The conclusion we came to is that the paramilitary style of these eco-warriors results really in just a tiny, tiny number of patrols in a tiny piece of one national park.’
- ‘A few years back Greenpeace occupied Rockall for more than a month, and we're obliged to those intrepid eco-warriors for their help and advice in putting together our plan.’
- ‘Disaffected eco-warriors around the world can now learn the lessons of a decade of resistance from Faslane Peace Camp and other UK protest sites, as a tunnel-builder's guide is published on the internet.’
- ‘Experiments are about to begin on a new form of nuclear power that even eco-warriors might tolerate - if not welcome.’
- ‘I am aware that today's most effective eco-warriors all pack cell phones.’
- ‘Further north, temporary bridges and haul roads near Rye Loaf hill have already been built where eco-warriors once defied the authorities from a dozen tree-houses in protest against the threat to Bingley Bog.’
- ‘Just who do these obsessive eco-warriors in London think they represent?’
- ‘From the recycled packaging that wasn't actually necessary in the first place to the oil companies who boast of how environmentally responsible they are, the virtuous rhetoric of the eco-warrior is everywhere.’
- ‘The sun is a nuclear-driven fireball - but speak the taboo statement that nuclear fuel is the only truly sustainable source of energy and one gets shouted down with howls of derision by less well-informed eco-warriors.’
- ‘Later in the series, David meets eco-warriors and an earnest teenage girl who is campaigning against the local chemical plant, which she blames for her brother's death.’
- ‘Is it about using our purses genuinely to do our bit, or are we just jumping on a conscience-cleansing soapbox already over-populated by celebrities and eco-warriors?’
- ‘They are giving the eco-warriors all the support they can and are fighting the proposal with all the resources at their disposal.’
- ‘Illustrations for The Monkey Wrench Gang, a 1986 book about a fictional group of eco-warriors, appear alongside autobiographical strips done for The New Yorker.’
- ‘Also demonstrating were Kurds, trade unionists, eco-warriors, socialists, anarchists and communists.’
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.