Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Iris was depicted as a nymph with golden winged sandals’
sprite, sylph, wood nymph, water nymph
2‘a skinny nymph with deep-brown eyes’
girl, belle, maiden, maid, nymphet, sylph
young woman, young lady
Northern English Scottish lass, lassie
British dated rosebud
literary maid, maiden, damsel
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.