Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in Spain and Spanish America) a large plain or valley, typically a fertile and grassy one.
- ‘The fertile, irrigated vega to the west provided the Caliphs with a lavish table.’
Spanish and Catalan.
The fifth brightest star in the sky, and the brightest in the constellation Lyra, overhead in summer to observers in the northern hemisphere.
Via Spanish or medieval Latin from Arabic, literally the falling eagle or vulture.
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.