Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
nounhistorical Television British
A short programme set in a fictional shop, pub, etc., using the discussions and opinions of the characters to advertise a variety of consumer products.
1950s; earliest use found in The Spectator.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.