Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A burial place for paupers and strangers.
- ‘In its earliest incarnation, from the 1790s through 1825, Washington Square was a potter's field and the site of public executions and corporal punishments.’
- ‘The interesting part of this, though, is that Washington Square Park in New York was once a potter's field, too.’
- ‘This caring is best symbolized by their efforts to save each other from the potter's field.’
- ‘A potter's field was bought and it was made into a foreigners' cemetery, and it was appropriately called ‘Field of Blood’ from then on.’
- ‘And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.’
- ‘If we can see through them with a clear eye, we will see what he saw, which is that the field of human history and human political effort is a potter's field, a field of blood.’
The name of an area of land near Jerusalem bought for this purpose with the money given to Judas Iscariot for betraying Jesus (Matt. 27:7).
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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.