Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A child's word for bed.‘beddy-byes for both of us—I'm worn out’
- ‘So, don't forget to acknowledge the ‘truth’ each night before beddy-bye time.’
- ‘It has nothing to do with being unable to sleep - hell, I could theoretically just crawl up in the corner and go beddy-byes for an hour or so just a shade after lunch.’
Early 20th century: from bed + -y and bye-byes.
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.