Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An old, battered car.
- ‘Changing gears smoothly in a cheap, bottom of the range, skedonk, is harder, so the payoff is much greater.’
- ‘Why is it, that when one becomes a parent and husband, everyone else gets whatever they need and I'm left riding a dinged up skedonk?’
- ‘Our friendly guide awaited us outside the airport, ready to taxi us in a broken-down old skedonk to a town called Hellville.’
- ‘Back then my hippy, varsity friends and I all piled into a few skedonks and headed for the mountains.’
- ‘My little skedonk of a car goes well and that suits me.’
Of unknown origin.
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