Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘According to feudal law, Edward III held Aquitaine as part of his fiefdom.’
- ‘It was considered best to separate the holy callings of the monk and the nun, vocations close to God, from everyday maintenance in medieval fiefdoms.’
- ‘Taking the two key aspects of feudalism - vassalship and fiefdom - he argues that the National Socialist system of government can be seen in these terms.’
- ‘The icon refers not to the Transylvanian terror of lore but to the 15th-century feudal lord and mass murderer Vlad the Impaler, whose fiefdom was in Wallachia, a more southern region of Romania.’
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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.