Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behaviour of a specified kind, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society:‘this personality disorder is characterized by a lack of guilt and an inability to form lasting relationships’‘the study has shown that avoidant personality disorder is strongly associated with anorexia nervosa’
- ‘It seems the defendant is suffering from a paranoid personality disorder.’
- ‘The long-term projection for people with paranoid personality disorder is bleak.’
- ‘The former have an avoidant personality style, the latter an avoidant personality disorder.’
- ‘People with schizoid personality disorder avoid relationships and do not show much emotion.’
- ‘Antisocial personality disorder is best understood within the context of a broader category.’
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.