Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large tortoise.
- ‘Known also as morocoy, the red-legged tortoise is the only non-marine turtle native to the Virgin Islands’
- ‘However, the game wardens laid several charges against the men, including possession of 25 yellow - headed parrots, 11 Hans macaws, two morocoys, and having caged birds in an undersized cage.’
- ‘There were timid deer and huge morocoys that moved with prehistoric slow motion.’
From Spanish morrocoyo ‘land tortoise’.
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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.