Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- short for antigravity
- ‘We have these unissued USAF Type Cutaway CSU-3P Nomex Anti-G trousers in their original boxes with USAF manufacturers label dated late 1980's.’
- ‘At the University of Toronto, Wilbur R. Franks did similar work that eventually led to the Mark III Franks Flying Suit the first anti-g suit ever used in combat.’
- ‘The T-1 Capstan suit incorporated an anti-G suit, no chest bladder, and came in 12 standardized sizes for fighter aircraft.’
1940s: from anti- + g, the symbol for acceleration due to gravity.
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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.