Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(until the introduction of the euro in 2011) the basic monetary unit of Estonia, equal to 100 sents.
- ‘In Estonia, more than half want to retain the kroon, which many see as a symbol of their liberation from the old Soviet Union in 1991.’
- ‘So you will still have to cope with the kroon, zloty, tolar and forint for a few years.’
- ‘The EEK or Estonian kroon exchanged at 14.62 to the US dollar in September, 1999.’
- ‘In the case of Estonia, for instance, eight Estonian kroons are covered by one Deutschmark.’
- ‘Diesel, for example, will go up from 2.55 to 3.84 kroons a litre.’
Estonian, literally crown; compare with krona, krone.
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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.