Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In no particular order.‘they've dropped things just any old how’
in disorder, in a muddle, in a jumble, in disarray, in a disorganized manner, untidily, haphazardly, indiscriminately, in a mess, in confusion, in a heap, anyhow, any old how, pell-mell, topsy-turvyView synonyms
- ‘They drew up ten artists she liked, made a list of what they know about Diana, and then joined up the two lists any old how.’
- ‘They were owned animals and presumably valuable livestock that just did not happen any old how but were deliberately bought and raised by a farmer.’
- ‘We'll do what is to be done and end this game any old how.’
- ‘Everything's just plonked down any old how, without any coherent alphabetical system to guide you round.’
- ‘They were not chucking things away any old how, but instead made sure that each item carried the maximum message to the underworld.’
- ‘Good, new architecture surely should be neighbourly, not just ‘creative interventions’, any old how.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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