Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to refer to a thing whose name one cannot recall, does not know, or does not wish to specify.‘I am up to my whatsis in snow and slush’
- ‘Because what our man here is really notorious for, of course, is that undersea cable thingy, global whatsis, crossing thingamajig.’
- ‘This is part of an ongoing series of whatsis through strange and foreign lands which you are reading, hooray!’
- ‘A land of opportunity, manifest destiny and righteous moral whatsis.’
- ‘In our modern twenty-four hour news whatsis we are more informed an deluged with information than ever!’
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.