Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Overtake a team in a rowing race, especially a bumping race.
- ‘We had confidence in our abilities from our race against Leander in which we had rowed them down round the bigger Surrey bend.’
- ‘With three minutes to go, and the race still in contention, it was a flashback to this time last year when Oxford rowed Cambridge down around the outside of the last bend.’
- ‘Again the same tactic of constant rhythm was employed and we eventually rowed them down.’
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.