Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘A middle-aged son of the General, a physician by profession, being bibulously inclined, on being informed of his father's death, broke out into uncontrollable and hysterical fit of weeping.’
- ‘On that occasion, a lady, both wistfully and bibulously, asks: ‘What I say is, where did we all take the wrong turn?’’
- ‘They are both erecting places where the bibulously inclined may imbibe to their hearts content.’
- ‘It's patchy but polished, and the antics of his bibulously amorous general are most diverting.’
- ‘Sergeant Reed is bibulously on the job again, drinking his wily way through another murder investigation.’
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