Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
mount, charger, yearling
cob, draught horse, carthorse, packhorse, racehorse
pony, foal, colt, stallion, gelding, mare, filly
North American bronco
Australian NZ moke, yarraman
archaic steed, jade
child language gee-gee
‘they were talking silly and horsing around’
fool about, fool around, play the fool, act foolishly, act the clown, act the fool, play about, play around, clown about, clown around, monkey about, monkey around, play tricks, indulge in horseplay, engage in high jinks
mess about, mess around, lark, lark about, lark around
muck about, muck around
piss about, piss around, arse about, arse around, bugger about, bugger around
play the giddy goat
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.