Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1North American Fat from the upper part of a side of pork, especially when dried and salted in strips.
- ‘Whether homemade bread with molasses and sugar, or fatback bacon and scrambled eggs, we always had something to fill our demanding bellies.’
- ‘There's a lot more here than fatback and hayseed.’
- ‘Even the appetizing smell of biscuits and fatback couldn't tempt Adam's appetite.’
- ‘Lard strips are trimmed from large slabs of fatback.’
- ‘You put some fatback, smoked turkey or neck bones in a pot and toss greens in.’
2USinformal term for menhaden
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.