Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
See broken wind
- ‘Horses that are lame, broken-winded, and vicious, pull the great bulk of all the weight that horses pull.’
- ‘Not long afterwards the Horse, having become broken-winded, was sent by his owner to the farm.’
- ‘The horse turned out to be broken-winded and Roche refused to take it back.’
- ‘The average life of even the sturdiest horses used in this work is six months, for in this length of time they either become broken-winded… or are driven crazy by the frightful heat.’
- ‘The farmer had paused over Fred's respectable though broken-winded steed long enough to show that he thought it worth consideration, and it seemed probable that he would take it, with five-and-twenty pounds in addition, as the equivalent of Diamond.’
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.