Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A decoration bestowed by the US Army upon a soldier for gallantry in action.
- ‘After graduating 35th in the US Military Academy class of 1936, he led men in combat; won a Silver Star, croix de guerre, and other medals; and attained the rank of lieutenant general.’
- ‘He received a Silver Star, the Army's third-highest award for valor.’
- ‘From 1969 to 1970 he served as a company commander in Vietnam, where he won a Silver Star for gallantry after being wounded in a skirmish.’
- ‘He was wounded slightly on three different occasions and received a Silver Star for bravery.’
- ‘As far as the values of the Army, it's not to earn a Silver Star; it's to uphold what you signed on for.’
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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.