Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Deep in the sticks, six miles east of the Trace in Montpelier, you'll find AJ's Bar & Grill, an old juke joint that serves up cold suds, hot music, and the best barbecued-pork sammies on the Trace.’
- ‘It was pretty nice to have a full kitchen to whip up some sammies, and a living room and fireplace to warm up and dry out by.’
- ‘As for the hot sammies, I liked the ‘New York-style’ tuna melt, which isn't open-faced (as I had hoped), but rather a ‘closed’ round sandwich, well grilled.’
- ‘Even the remaining tomato destined for this week's toasted sammies is looking a bit spotty.’
1970s: representing a pronunciation of the first syllable of sandwich, modified by following w, + -ie.
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