Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
fool, court fool, court jesterView synonyms
- ‘In Dickon's eyes, the outlaw is hardly the laughing, jesting merry man found in Pyle's version.’
- ‘he Doctor was accompanied by a merryman with an infinite fund of humour.’
- ‘There is now not a sign of merriment from the Land's End to John o' Groats; nor a merryman to be found, but in some miserable pretence at Bartholomew Fair.’
- ‘In front of the cart walks a merryman, holding a long skewer in either hand, with bits of bread on one skewer and fragments of cooked meat on the other.’
- ‘This prologue involves a manager, merryman, and poet.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.