Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
gay, lesbian, gay person, lesbigay
rare invert, homophile, Uranian
informal queen, friend of Dorothy, dyke, les, lesbo, lezzie, butch, femme
derogatory, informal queer, homo, pansy, nancy, bumboy, nelly
British derogatory, informal poof, poofter, ponce, jessie, woofter, shirtlifter, bender
North American derogatory, informal cupcake, swish, twinkie
Australian informal wonk
South African derogatory, informal moffie
West Indian derogatory, informal batty boy, batty man
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.