Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who has avoided compulsory military service.
- ‘There is only one group that likes the idea of conscription less than future draft dodgers: the military.’
- ‘He is a draft dodger who was often AWOL.’
- ‘He himself was a draft dodger who came to Canada to avoid the Vietnam War.’
- ‘They are following in the footsteps of tens of thousands of military deserters and draft dodgers who went to Canada during the Vietnam War.’
- ‘Was the current commander-in-chief a draft dodger?’
- ‘A policeman and a draft board employee scour their district for draft dodgers, who utilize all possible means to avoid military service.’
- ‘Here he is with Hanoi Jane, in the front lines with the flag burners and draft dodgers.’
- ‘On Earth violent criminals and draft dodgers weren't the only kinds of people that ended up here.’
- ‘Officials have said he is a draft dodger.’
- ‘As a Quaker, the American was jailed during the Vietnam War for flying draft dodgers to Canada and Mexico.’
- ‘Ali was also considered by many to be a draft dodger.’
- ‘Yes, we had slackers, draft dodgers and antiwar advocates, but they got short shrift, little attention and almost no press.’
- ‘There's worse things you can be than a draft dodger.’
- ‘The discontent spread to the army from which deserters joined draft dodgers in gangs that attacked government supply trains and raided plantations.’
- ‘Canada benefitted greatly from the influx of draft dodgers during the Vietnam debacle.’
- ‘I found it very interesting that in essence he admitted to being a draft dodger…’
- ‘Well I mean, first of all during the Vietnam War, Canada accepted draft dodgers but also deserters.’
- ‘You claim that Rush Limbaugh is a draft dodger who avoided Vietnam because he had a ‘pimple on his rear.’’
- ‘Last but not least, there is the experience of the Vietnam War, when tens of thousands of US draft dodgers and deserters found asylum in Canada.’
- ‘For the first time in his country's history a draft dodger could get a girlfriend, he explained.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.