Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
See damnsee dammit
- ‘It amounted, as near as damn it, to the sort of income tax hike that the party had specifically ruled out both in 1997 and again in the run-up to the 2001 election.’
- ‘Still at the top of the class, or as near as damn it, when it comes to hitting greens in regulation, Monty's number of putts per round deteriorated from 74th best on the European Tour in 1999 to 130th last year.’
- ‘So much to do, so little time. I have, I confess, fallen behind on my unexpressed but firmly-made resolution to get something into this blog every day, or as near as damn it.’
- ‘The telecoms entrepreneur has as near as damn it admitted that mass satellite-based data networking isn't going to happen - at least in its current form.’
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