Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Expressing surprise, excitement, admiration, or alarm:‘Cor! That's a beautiful black eye you've got!’
- ‘At this stage being ahead doesn't mean winning the game: it means, cor - we've gone ahead vs Argentina: we might not lose - in fact, you never know what could happen.’
- ‘Plus he's been on Messenger all evening talking to girls… cor I'm only 9yrs older than him - I remember when we used to play together, now I'm just another embarrassing adult that gets the occasional grunt!’
- ‘It has a very unusual aesthetic, a mixture of old movie and old comic book (apparently all computer generated - cor, what they can do with ‘puters these days).’
- ‘Miraculously, the semi-detached house next door, where pensioners Ron and Phyllis Allain < cor > were getting ready for bed, remained virtually untouched, save for one cracked window pane.’
- ‘Early on Saturday morning, the popular function rooms in the Southend park were nearly destroyed, leaving proprietors Tracey < cor > and Chris Harris clutching thousands of pounds of deposit money.’
1930s: alteration of God.
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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.