Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hybrid of the tangerine and grapefruit.
- ‘Plant breeders not ‘nature’ gave us seedless grapes and watermelons, the tangelo (a tangerine-grapefruit hybrid), the ‘canola’ variety of rapeseed, and fungus-resistant strawberries.’
- ‘I remember eating my first tangelo 20+ years ago when I was just a kid, and it spoiled my taste for oranges - I used to pine for them when we moved back to Illinois.’
- ‘Some have wonderful names too: biodynamic rice and tuna salad and tangelo, jasmine tea, fruit and walnut bread.’
- ‘This category included lemons, oranges, mandarins, tangelos, and grapefruits, with lemons being the most common type.’
- ‘Think about the crossbreeding and hybridization that farmers have been doing for hundreds of years, relying on instinct, trial and error, and luck to bring us things like tangelos, giant pumpkins, and burpless cucumbers.’
Early 20th century: blend of tangerine and pomelo.
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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.