Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- Scottish form of give
- ‘‘You know what it's like in Glasgow at Hogmanay, it's ‘right, gie's a turn’.’
- ‘The book, writes Robertson, is ‘a stertin-pynt, a wey inta the past that micht also gie a perspective on the present an’ the future’.’
- ‘They were dead nice, dead ordinary, gied me a cuppa tea, showed me the meditation room and, ach, it wis the atmosphere, hen.’
- ‘And then the lassies would often gie ye mair money on top of that!’
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.