Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Suffering from shell shock.
- ‘Many Americans know that Patton slapped two shell-shocked soldiers who'd sought refuge in an Army hospital bed during the Allies' invasion of Sicily in August 1943.’
- ‘The first inkling of what is to come appears after Charlie returns home, shell-shocked after seeing his brother wounded.’
- ‘Against that apocalyptic reality, the 17 shell-shocked British soldiers shot for "cowardice" look like the only sane men in uniform on the continent.’
- ‘Later he went abroad and the misfortunate wretch got shell-shocked in some foreign war.’
- ‘Many of those who opted out were repeat deserters who weren't even shell-shocked.’
- ‘Septimus Smith, a shell-shocked World War One veteran, overhears people discussing the matter.’
- ‘Grace was Egan's mother whose three brothers were casualties to the war: one died, another was gassed, another shell-shocked.’
- ‘The film is about a shell-shocked WWI veteran, who becomes obsessed with restoring the intricate mechanical Harrison clocks, regardless of the personal cost.’
- ‘He returned shell-shocked, eligible for a full pension.’
- ‘This World War II romance film makes Amanda feel all warm and cozy, as only stories of convicts and shell-shocked veterans can.’
- ‘Uncle Charlie had been in the trenches in the First World War and come back "shell shocked."’
- ‘It was a terribly sad situation and some of these soldiers were genuinely shell-shocked.’
- ‘As he prepared his shell-shocked troops for life in the basement, his new broom approach was not to everyone's liking.’
- ‘The term "shell shocked" became well known during the Vietnam War.’
- 1.1 Shocked or confused because of a sudden alarming experience.‘he told shell-shocked investors that the company needed still more money to survive the year’
- ‘The record defeat left Britain's players shell-shocked’
- ‘Stand-off Paul Cooke's conversion was astray, providing some relief for the shell-shocked Bulls.’
- ‘On the day, everyone was shellshocked, checking what had happened, whether everyone was safe, all of that.’
- ‘When he walked off the green he was one shot behind and looking shell-shocked.’
- ‘He told Nancy Grace he was shell shocked by the hidden camera.’
- ‘She was still asleep upstairs when she was greeted by the sight of Mr Page, standing in his red pyjamas looking shell-shocked.’
- ‘Jol looked shell-shocked, unsure whether to laugh or cry.’
- ‘You could be shell-shocked by all of the applause.’
- ‘Even now, as I write, so many hours after the unspeakable incident, my mind still reels in shell-shocked horror and uncertainty.’
- ‘Speaking for the first time about the incident, Mrs Fitzpatrick said she was "totally shell shocked" by the news of the attack.’
- ‘Shell-shocked Kevin finds himself caught in the crossfire between the two women he loves most.’
- ‘Often spellbound, occasionally shell-shocked, we succumb to Tendulkar's verbal wizardry.’
- ‘The 12-year-old eponymous hero of the film, Daniel Radcliffe, looked shell-shocked by the hysteria which greeted his arrival at the premiere.’
- ‘The Conservatives are slowly coming out of the shell-shocked denial that followed the 1997 defeat.’
- ‘With that he made a quick exit and locked himself in his library while Gwen sat there shell shocked.’
- ‘Each film was a devastating experience which left me almost shell-shocked.’
- ‘Bald and shell-shocked by the experience, she also learnt a valuable lesson.’
- ‘It has fizzled out largely because shellshocked financiers are not in the mood for fine details and patience.’
- ‘Sandy and Terry go and see an actual birth and come back shell-shocked.’
- ‘The other half wore the shell-shocked expressions of those who have inadvertently wandered into the wrong club.’
World War I: with reference to exposure to shellfire.
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.