Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An edible dory (fish) of the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, with a black oval mark on each side.→ dory
- ‘When photographing a John Dory I have usually tried to get the standard side-on profile shot.’
- ‘Another diver in the party spotted a John Dory, and these appear to be quite common in the area.’
- ‘Big female cuckoo wrasse, pollack, several bib and a John Dory were all I could see, although my view was slightly obscured by several fronds of kelp.’
- ‘The alternative story is that St Peter threw a John Dory back into the sea after it had engaged his sympathy by making distressed noises.’
- ‘All I knew about the boarfish was that it resembled a John Dory, and was rarely seen - probably because, as most marine life books agree, it lives at depths of 100-400m!’
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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.