Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A newsagent's shop:‘I popped into the local paper shop to pick up my specially ordered copy of the Daily Record’
- ‘I stand in Newberry's paper shop, 10p in my pocket, deciding which comic to buy.’
- ‘Fond memories of my dad buying me comics from the local paper shop (didn't all the local indie paper shops used to sell DC and Marvel?).’
- ‘He propped open the door of the paper shop while a couple of mates bought lottery tickets.’
- ‘Val, who runs the paper shop behind the ground with her husband Colin, said she was "very surprised".’
- ‘I left Waterford in 1967, went to England, and bought a paper shop in London.’
- ‘Now I have to drive to the paper shop or garage just for some sweets or a drink because I know the walk would leave me gasping for breath.’
- ‘Let us instead have some shops that everyone wants, such as a paper shop, a butcher and a chemist.’
- ‘Aside from being a paper shop it was also a bar and it was said it was the smallest bar in Europe.’
- ‘The company have done a distribution deal with various independent stores and paper shops, widening availability to plug several gaping holes in the network.’
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.