Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A natural and untrained musical note resembling the song of a bird.
- ‘A year later, in ‘L' Allegro ’, the delphic element had disappeared, and Milton's cheerful man heard ‘Sweetest Shakespeare, fancy's child Warble his native woodnotes wild’.’
- ‘But I often warble my native woodnotes wild in my bath while plying the loofah, at the car wheel, perhaps in a sunburst of joy at finding a parking space in Edinburgh and, sometimes, to add a crackling, catarrhal accompaniment to some oleaginous operatic tenor on radio or TV.’
- ‘The low woodnotes of a roller served as a substitute for Gloria in Excelsis following our final response to Adam's versicles.’
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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.