Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Jenny lost her footing and plunged into the river’
foothold, toehold, hold, grip, anchorage, purchase, secure position, firm contact, support
steadiness, stability, balance, equilibrium
2‘the business was put on a solid financial footing’
basis, base, foundation, underpinning, support, cornerstone
3‘female clerks should be on an equal footing with male clerks’
standing, status, state, station, position, rank, grade
condition, arrangement, basis, foundation
relationship, relations, terms
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.