Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lively American country dance performed by a number of couples facing each other in parallel lines.
- ‘In Nevada, she learned to ride with cowboys and sometimes rode 12 miles to dance Virginia reels.’
- ‘They do the Virginia reel and Scarlett's striking black dress and Rhett's black dandy suit cut a figure against the rest of the colorful ball gowns.’
- ‘We consider that the man who can fiddle all through one of those Virginia reels without losing his grip, may be depended upon in any kind of emergency.’
- ‘According to his diary, the hearth was christened with a fire, supper was served on a workbench lit by candles, and the few merry guests danced the Virginia reel.’
- ‘Enjoy ‘old timey’ and bluegrass banjo, Carter Family-style harmonies, fiddling, clog dancing, western style squares and Virginia reels, and Harlem's savory Lindy Hop.’
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.