Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
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- ‘The second is a seven page document attributed to the Office of Scientific Intelligence in 1976, this is a photocopied onionskin document titled UFO Sovereignty Over Air Space: A Defense Intelligence Problem.’
- ‘Please note that Caferati only wants entries via email, so if your manuscript is written in copperplate across twenty-seven violet-scented onionskin pages, start typing.’
- ‘Inside was a sheet of onionskin typing paper, the kind that's slippery but crinkles.’
- ‘Manual typewriters with onionskin carbon paper were the closest many of us got to automation.’
- ‘Too bad the moviemaker and his screenwriter, Paul Gégauff, aren't on the same piece of onionskin.’
- ‘Michael Cimino and Bo Goldman's screenplay is so thin and transparent it could have been printed on onionskin.’
- ‘Freights were lined in and out of the yard, train orders were copied on onionskin off the sounder (and hooped up to the crews), switches were lined and signals set.’
- ‘‘Buffy!’ she squealed, in an exuberant pleasure he knew to be genuine, if with no more depth than a sheet of onionskin.’’
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.