Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Harnessed to German nationalism and the rise of Hitler, he felt that authenticity for the German people was to be seen in National Socialism, and let his philosophy endorse the most brutishly unphilosophical of regimes.’
- ‘In Torun, close to the Kosmos Hotel, he was beaten more brutishly, bound more thoroughly and gagged.’
- ‘As you know, a starter is a brutishly heavy collection of magnets mounted on a rotating axis inside a cylinder of thick braided wire.’
- ‘It's brutishly fast - the company claims the car will hit 60 mph in under 4.7 seconds, and 100 mph in 10 seconds.’
- ‘He weighs 20 stone, is brutishly frank, ran a first-division football club and now has Germans riveted as the nation's entrepreneurial guru and ‘Big Boss‘.’
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.