Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[attributive] Pseudoarchaic variant spelling of old, intended to be quaint.‘Ye Olde Tea Shoppe’See also old
picturesque, charming, sweet, attractive, pleasantly old-fashioned, old-fashioned, old-world, toytownView synonyms
- ‘You'll find them on estates yes, but also in the nice, leafy suburbs and in quaint olde English villages.’
- ‘Morris dancers often claim to be keeping alive a quaint ye olde English custom.’
- ‘The costumes were a mix of traditional Korea, ye olde Denmarke, and 20th century styles both modern and archaic.’
- ‘This style of political satire goes back to olde Englande and its first practitioner, Johnathan Swift.’
- ‘Mikah had thought it looked like ye olde Greek style, and so Skylar was wearing it.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.