Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘‘You must excuse me,’ croaked the old woman’
rasp, squawk, caw, crow, wheeze, gasp, choke, hack, hawk, bark, cough
speak hoarsely, speak huskily, speak throatily, speak harshly, speak thickly
2‘the dog finally croaked in 1987’
1‘her voice emerged as a dry croak’
rasp, wheeze, gasp, bark, hack, cough
caw, squawk, cackle, clack, cluck
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.