Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A commissioned officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above second lieutenant and below captain.
- ‘The retired Colonel, then a first lieutenant, said that soldiers in his unit opened fire from their foxholes.’
- ‘Michael quickly rose through the ranks as orderly sergeant, first lieutenant and captain.’
- ‘A first lieutenant and two soldiers from the logistics task force manned the Rhein-Main Air Base movement control liaison team.’
- ‘She earned the rank of first lieutenant and was promoted to captain of inactive reserves when she mustered out.’
- ‘Once a first lieutenant in the Army, he had chosen to resign and was punished by being conscripted as a soldier back into the same unit.’
- ‘He won a theatre award at Bronx Science, and after studying at New York University's old University Heights campus and spending time in the Army as a first lieutenant in the infantry, he set out for Manhattan and the world of the stage.’
- ‘Rather than drop out altogether like his fictional creation, however, he persevered in the corps, becoming a first lieutenant and second-in-command of his squadron before his discharge in 1960.’
- ‘One of the first lieutenants, just sitting around one cold foggy morning, started a rumor that the 17th would soon be transferred, just to see how long it would take to get back to him; he heard it as a ‘fact’ later that same day!’
- ‘A former first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves, he runs a regimented program.’
- ‘Her son, an army first lieutenant, was killed in the war.’
- ‘In December 1942, six months after his promotion to first lieutenant, he applied for pilot training.’
- ‘This time, the first pilot who was a first lieutenant like me… said ‘let's see if you can do the takeoff.’’
- ‘After all, another high-altitude bailout the year before resulted in just injury for a first lieutenant.’
- ‘The first lieutenant was killed when that aircraft crashed several minutes into the training flight.’
- ‘Halfway through his medical training he earned the rank of first lieutenant and, upon graduation, he was a fully-fledged captain.’
- ‘Typically, UND alumni are promoted to first lieutenant in about 18 months then to captain well within their six years of active duty.’
- 1.1 A naval officer with executive responsibility for a ship or other command.
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.