Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Like a skunk.
- ‘As I dropped off my laundry I could smell the sweet skunky odor rising out of my pants pocket, yikes!’
- ‘Million is just putrid, stinking like that old container of chunky, skunky eggnog from last Christmas that you forgot to throw away.’
- ‘You could describe Brit as spunky, but never skunky.’
- ‘Fritillaria imperialis is also something deer don't like and its strong skunky scent is repellent to many other creatures as well, including some humans.’
2Disagreeably tainted.‘skunky beer’
- ‘If you've got one of its skunky previous DVD editions, it's time to turn that turkey into a Christmas tree ornament and take a step up in quality.’
- ‘I've got some beer we've got to finish before it goes skunky.’
- ‘Beer sugars that are left uncared for become mouldy and skunky.’
- ‘I don't like skunky beer, but I don't allow that to color my opinion of the Canadians.’
- ‘It's like someone threw a rotten egg into a bottle of spoiled milk and skunky beer.’
- ‘Slightly fruity, consistently skunky and infamous for its hangover potential, most aficionados drink it for the fame, not the flavour.’
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