Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘He wore a red beard, just changed from the down of youth to the bristliness of manhood, and as yet unshaven.’
- ‘The vegetation of Lower California makes up in bristliness what it lacks in luxuriance.’
- ‘The awful bristliness of my still-unshaven face had now surpassed mere "designer stubble" and passed into the unforgivable realms of "actually a beard".’
- ‘My beard sticks out straight from my face, so you can still see my skin underneath - it has none of the bushiness or bristliness of a proper beard.’
- ‘His bristliness and weaknesses were only the reverse side of his splendid qualities.’
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.