Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Cause (someone) to appear heroic or larger than life.‘How are you going to allow teachers to finish their work if you keep bunyanizing them?’
- ‘Besides the creation of artificial folk heroes, or the Bunyanizing of genuine ones, mass culture breeds its own special varieties of folklore.’
- ‘I myself believe that the Gods of all realms, from the lowest to highest, do not want us to bunyanize them, but rather to understand them.’
- ‘How, then, are you going to allow teachers to finish their work if you keep bunyanizing them?’
Late 20th century: after Paul Bunyan, legendary American giant lumberjack.
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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.