Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
watercourse, waterway, stream, tributary, brook, inlet, rivulet, rill, runnel, streamlet, freshet
Northern English Scottish informal burn
Northern English beck
British dialect bourn
Australian North American NZ creek
2‘a river of molten lava’
stream, torrent, flood, deluge, cascade
cheat, trick, swindle, defraud, dupe, hoodwink
double-cross, betray, deceive, sell out, stab in the back
exploit, take advantage of
do, con, take for a ride, sell, diddle, bamboozle, finagle, bilk, rip off, fleece
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.