Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Undo the stitches of.‘she has unstitched my blinds’
- ‘Not only did the ‘big new contract’ not emerge, yet, but an old, small one which was signed in 1997 has been unstitched.’
- ‘This multicultural ‘synthesis’ is actually unsynthetic, insofar as the fabric, by showing its seams, instructs you how to unstitch it.’
- ‘There have been 300 Victorian CWA branches busy making the blanket, and lots of wool has been used, which after today will be unstitched so the 400 individual blankets can be given out to provide relief this winter.’
- ‘With the heat going out of the economy, many half-completed deals are being unstitched because their profit forecasts are being downgraded.’
- ‘Then, when the garment was dirty, it was unstitched, the cloth washed, boiled and starched and then it was all sewed up again!’
- ‘Here various design moves unfold: nothing is what it seems, complexity unstitches singularity.’
- ‘The Ihram, the two unstitched pieces of white cloth that replace dress for men, reminds us of the burial shroud.’
- ‘She spent hours unstitching second-hand clothes sent to them by another brother Richard.’
- ‘The jeans were then unstitched, stretched over frames, and hand painted by one of Japan's top kimono artists.’
- ‘The tariffs may spark a trade war that could unstitch Britain's special relationship with the US or leave him looking like an economic poodle of the American president.’
- ‘On the opening night we had a little extra ‘fun’ when some ribbon on her tutu slowly came unstitched during the opening movement.’
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.