Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person suffering from dipsomania; an alcoholic.
- ‘He famously adopted the stage persona of an affectless drunk, only to turn, after his son's death, into a genuine dipso.’
- ‘Perhaps a wise old retired policeman would have spotted something, but like all the dipsos I know, he was a tightwad as well, and never went near the bar.’
- ‘We opt for number two, and discover the dipso cooks a mean cheese omelette.’
- ‘Watching it, we were laughing about what a dipso the director must be.’
- ‘Fascinating look at the national results - non drinkers do spectacularly worse than dipsos, and the IQ is in inverse proportion to salary levels.’
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.