Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- dialect form of themselves
- ‘I guess these people must hate theirselves pretty badly, eh?’
- ‘Mark and Reggie look for the dead body theirselves, while being chased by the mafia.’
- ‘Shaking hands, the others introduce theirselves.’
- ‘They can support theirselves and they can support their families.’
- ‘So I stuck it out through the lesson and found them at a table by theirselves at lunch.’
- ‘Not every common working-class vernacular feature appears in it; I didn't catch any occurrences of ‘hisself’ or ‘theirselves’, for instance.’
- ‘The backstage area was all a bustle with everyone getting into costumes, finding their places, practicing their lines, setting up scenery, and trying to calm theirselves.’
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.