Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The French language up to c.1400.
- ‘‘Demontrance’ means in Old French the act of showing as well as the object being shown.’
- ‘42 Scholars believe that three copies of the manuscript in Old French may exist, but only one is accessible.’
- ‘The word turns up in Old French as salade and then in late 14th-century English as salad or sallet.’
- ‘The word entered the English language in the late 14th century from Old French magique.’
- ‘So determined was Joan to solve the mystery she taught herself Old French and obtained microfilm of the same Guiot manuscript Professor Kibler used for the Penguin Classic.’
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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.