Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Arrange in two similar or parallel lines; double.‘you will be double-banked with someone experienced’
- ‘Some offices get their daylight from this dramatic space, others from the perimeter, allowing office corridors to be double-banked.’
- ‘The regular rhythm of solid and void evokes the basalt columns of the Causeway and, more practically, suits the repetitive nature of hotel plans - here, rooms and suites are simply double-banked off spinal corridors.’
- ‘Yeah, that'll work - after all, nobody's double-banked VCRs and copied movies since they started putting the FBI warning at the front of the tapes, have they?’
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.