Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A woman:‘some jane had come out defending him, some bigwig's wife’
lady, girl, member of the fair sex, member of the gentle sex, femaleView synonyms
- ‘Not surprisingly, there are about three Joes for every Jane but even so, that means there are over 8 million Janes.’
- ‘Pretty much every Jane, Dick and Harry has a DVD writer in their PC system, DVD writers have become standard equipment.’
Early 20th century: from the given name Jane.
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.