Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
temperance, abstinence, austerity, moderation, plain living, simple living, self-discipline, self-denial, renunciation, restraint, self-restraint, self-deprivation, sobriety, asceticism, puritanism, severity, self-abnegation, continenceView synonyms
- ‘He does not seem to smoke or drink, although he has downplayed his abstemiousness since joining the drinks group.’
- ‘We only had four bottles of wine - due to the wine service rather than any abstemiousness on our part.’
- ‘It turns out Fields was a huge admirer of hers, but their approaches to comedy, and life, were poles apart - Fields being a master of excess and West a paragon of abstemiousness.’
- ‘Jake made up for any parental abstemiousness though.’
- ‘That is not to suggest that I am a model of abstemiousness who has never made an idiot of himself after five too many.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.