Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American or Asian tree of damp and swampy habitats that yields useful timber.
- ‘Frame-by-frame analyses show a bird perched on a tupelo trunk, with a distinctive white pattern on its back.’
- ‘The champion tupelos have immense, gnarled bulbous bases - each with hollow sections.’
- ‘If rhododendrons thrive on your soil, plant the Pagoda Bush or the Chinese tupelo.’
- ‘From within I could see tupelo and buckthorn budding,’
Mid 18th century: from Creek, from ito tree + opilwa swamp.
A city in northeastern Mississippi; population 36,233 (est. 2008). The site of some Civil War battles, it is also the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
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.