Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It was a sticky, toffee-like, delicious, crunchy, biscuity, sticky in your teeth kind of affair with the sesame flavouring it with desirable nuttiness.’
- ‘Made by the traditional method, similar to the one used in Champagne, but any biscuity layers or dried-fruit complexity have been swamped by the black-grape flavours - in this case, of raspberry purée.’
- ‘The sweet wines are simply too boring when young; the sweetness is more a biscuity softness, with a touch of honey and a peculiar ripe-apple fruit.’
- ‘If you order it in house, they give you some crackers and a nice biscuity roll with unsalted butter.’
- ‘There are about a dozen curries to have inside your roti: The potato-chickpea one is full of toasty cardamom seeds and has a biscuity, savory, warm, mustard-tinged loveliness to it.’
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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.