Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make (something) more acceptable or palatable.‘the traditional folk song is today often edulcorated by unwarranted accompaniments’
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- ‘To edulcorate the trade even more, you'll be able to bask unlimited free domestic long distance telephone calls as well as be able to access your voice mail messages over the Internet!’
Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin edulcorat- ‘sweetened’, from the verb edulcorare, from Latin e (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + dulcor ‘sweetness’.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.