Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A witty person.
- ‘I will--for I love a jest as well as any bel esprit of 'em all--da!’
- ‘Locke's critique of inequality, slavery, and absolute monarchy were soon the talk of the Paris salons - the artistic and social gatherings held in the drawing rooms of prominent matrons and attended by the beaux esprits of the day.’
- ‘It is in his house that the Academy of Caen meets; an Academy that can but be made up of an elite of beaux esprits, because one cannot deny that Caen is one of the most illustrious cities in France in this respect.’
- ‘But how shall the droning world get on if all its beaux esprits reculcitrate upon its approved forms & accepted institutions & quit them all in order to be single-minded?’
French, literally ‘fine mind’.
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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.