Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Ruin or foil.
ruin, wreck, destroy, devastate, wreak havoc on, reduce to nothing, blight, smash, shatter, dash, torpedo, scotch, make a mess of, mess upsabotage, poisoncancel out, neutralize, negate, render ineffective, make of no use or valuelouse up, screw up, foul up, put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, queerscupper, cock up, dish, mullereuchre, cruelfuck upView synonyms
- ‘Such recommendations will only bring to naught efforts to increase cooperation and decrease politicization among States.’
- ‘All of the divisions of Us, predicated upon the beast within, are brought to naught.’
- ‘In 1989, courageous people brought to naught the Berlin Wall.’
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.