Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘LOX also had extensive use in making oxyliquit explosives, but is rarely used now due to a high rate of accidents.’
- ‘Our chemistry lecture made us ice-cream using LOx.’
Early 20th century: acronym from liquid oxygen explosive, later interpreted as being from liquid oxygen.
nounmass nounNorth American
- ‘When I was a kid, it was possible to get real lox on a real bagel in a real deli, even in New Hampshire.’
- ‘You could throw in some lox, but that'd probably put you over ten dollars.’
- ‘This Sunday, I plan on consuming more bagels, cream cheese with lox, and coffee.’
- ‘I had just knocked off three bagels and lox with cream cheese, and washed em down with four cups of very strong coffee.’
- ‘The two funniest parts of the day were watching Wendell snatch and devour miniature bagels with lox.’
- ‘Or you can start with all the fixings for bagels and lox: plentiful smoked salmon, lemon wedges, capers, thinly sliced onion and a bowl of cloud-like cream cheese.’
- ‘It was like Thanksgiving, except it was lox instead of turkey.’
- ‘Cody took a deep breath of lox, pastrami, and salami.’
- ‘Brunch can mean just about anything to your date, though, from an English muffin with butter to Nova Scotia lox on a bagel with a side of caviar and a pitcher of mimosas.’
- ‘My religious and ethnic identification consisted of fund-raising for Jewish causes, Israeli dancing and Sunday brunch: bagels and lox.’
- ‘Top with jam, peanut butter, almond butter, low fat cottage cheese, light cream cheese or lox.’
- ‘Later, enjoy half a glass of calcium-fortified OJ with a whole-wheat bagel topped with fat-free cream cheese, lox, sprouts and a thick tomato slice.’
- ‘All the anecdotes were new to us, the creaking chair-bound jokes fresh as this morning's lox.’
- ‘One of the best things a houseguest ever did for me was go out after a huge party I had and bring back a bag of bagels and lox and cream cheese and capers to mitigate the hangover.’
- ‘She asked the waiter to bring her a bagel, lox and cream cheese because she thought that's what Hollywood people ate - and a coffee to show Robby how grown up she was.’
- ‘No. And then I started to have fruit and then there was this one fantasy I've been having the whole time which was a lox and cream cheese bagel.’
- ‘He'd eat the lox and cream cheese, gnaw on the bagel innards, and leave the bagel shells on the floor.’
- ‘For example, I had the Benedict Florentine: Poached eggs, spinach, in champagne-shallot-orange hollandaise sauce over lox and a crust of brioche.’
- ‘The first model to tell us ‘this whole no-carb thing is ridiculous’ downs three meals and three snacks a day, including lox on a bagel and eggs in the morning and steak or chicken at night.’
- ‘Bagels with cream cheese and lox in Los Angeles take me back to early Sunday mornings in a small bakery in Toronto and learning to be Jewish.’
1940s: from Yiddish laks.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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.