Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Shock people who are conventional or complacent.
- ‘Whether this was born of a genuine revolutionary spirit or just to épater les bourgeois probably no longer matters.’
- ‘Did her interest in photography owe as much to a real feeling for art or journalism as it did to an almost erotically charged desire, only too common among bored suburban teenagers, to épater les bourgeois?’
- ‘If his views are sincerely held, there sometimes seems to be an element of pour épater les bourgeois in his expression of them.’
Early 20th century: French, literally startle, shock.
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.