Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1An ambulance or hearse.
- ‘A Coroner van, what the doctors back at the hospital used to call meat wagons, backed in neatly, and two men got out.’
- 1.1 A police van.‘several squad cars and a meat wagon were haring along Brentford High Street’
- ‘I was walking in a duffel coat and a meat wagon started driving slowly next to me with all the intimidating truncheons and so on.’
- ‘Mind you, I watched myself being pulled into a meat wagon after I protested about the Iraq war and I didn't look too bad.’
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.