Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Point (brickwork) with colored mortar so as to have a narrow groove that is filled with fine white lime putty allowed to project slightly.
- ‘The brick walls were sand blasted and tuck-pointed on the inside.’
- ‘Repairing cracked mortar is called tuck-pointing.’
- ‘The house outside my window needs to be tuck-pointed.’
- ‘The brick has been tuck-pointed, windows have been restored, and some window framing was replaced.’
- ‘We have had our walls regularly tuck-pointed and the bay ground out and repointed, but it hasn't solved the problem.’
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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.