Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘It secured him, instantly, a reputation for boastfulness which was then at odds with his limited achievements.’
- ‘In love you have patience, kindness, the absence of jealousy, pride and boastfulness.’
- ‘It contrives to combine boastfulness, ignorance, insecurity and hostility in ample and self-reinforcing measures.’
- ‘A sense of inferiority, whether justified or not, leads to boastfulness.’
- ‘They must choose between a brash boastfulness and a considered confidence that speaks to the convictions of people everywhere.’
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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.