Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make (something) right, correct, or straight:‘thy stubborn mind will not be rightened’
- ‘Finally we pulled away, and took a moment to regain our breathing and righten our clothes where our hands had done more than a little exploration.’
- ‘Will I actually fork out the spondulicks and righten the karmic balance?’
- ‘With one last punch to Dade's stomach, Damian rightened himself up and left Dade groaning in the sand.’
- ‘A quick punch below the camera made the picture on the television lurch, and the strange figure quickly grabbed the camera lens, rightening it to show a picture-perfect display of his face.’
- ‘Cialikate and the man shared one last passionate, lusty kiss and a few more rounds of groping hands before pulling apart and rightening their clothing.’
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.