Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A decorative strip of fabric or cord, typically used for holding an open curtain off to the side of the window.
- ‘I haven't witnessed as much fussing with curtain tie-backs since I last tuned into Changing Rooms.’
- ‘Side panels can be fully operational to traverse across your window, or they can be stationary - held in place by tie-backs or ornate holdbacks.’
- ‘The tasseled cord tie-backs give the indulgent fabric a monkish touch.’
- ‘However, it's increasingly common to see decorative drapery rods, poles, finials, tie-backs, brackets and accent pieces as the focal point of the window - and, indeed in some cases, of the entire room.’
- ‘Extravagantly romantic lace, ribbons, tie-backs and bows will also be very much in vogue.’
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.