Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Thatch (a roof or building) again.
- ‘This stripping is almost inevitable when old straw roofs are rethatched with water reed, and very likely when older roofs are rethatched with one layer of new straw.’
- ‘And I always make sure that the roofs of the servants' huts are painstakingly rethatched every five years.’
- ‘I had always assumed that when a house is to be rethatched, all the existing thatch was taken off; but this is not so.’
- ‘Having just completed rethatching a cottage in Old Malton, his new work was on a crib which would form part of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society's contribution to the York Minster Harvest Festival Service.’
- ‘Well-built homes sometimes lasted for ten years or more, although rethatching the roof was an annual event.’
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.