Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A conical heap of hay in a field.
- ‘The ‘Rosie’ of the title is a village girl who ‘baptized him with her cidrous kisses’ behind a haycock.’
- ‘Other common objects also had their names changed to make them more seemly: haycock turned into haystack, weathercock into weathervane, and apricock into apricot.’
- ‘On the afternoon he arrived, we went for a long walk and eventually rested against some haycocks in a meadow and had a long talk.’
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.