Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make (someone or something) the subject of a myth or myths:‘the figure of Jesus had been mythicized by the religious imagination of the early Christians’
- ‘The characters are themselves responsible for thus mythicizing the geographical journey; each of them embarks on an ‘imagined journey from periphery to centre’.’
- ‘For 200 years, to be an American hero was to be mythicized as being almost biblically good.’
- ‘But by mythicising his illness he extracted more from the experience than he would had he recognised its true provenance.’
- ‘Virgil recognizes the anomaly of expunged Trojan origins and effectively mythicizes it in Book 12 of the Aeneid.’
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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.