Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ring-shaped puff of smoke exhaled by a smoker.
- ‘‘I don't believe in good and evil, ‘he deadpans, eye contact perfect as he produces a ragged smoke ring.’’
- ‘Turning the last page, he lit it up and puffed out a smoke ring.’
- ‘Clearly,’ he said with an air of finality, and blew a smoke ring my way.’
- ‘My father - my adopted father, that is - hadn't smoked, and I had never seen anybody blow a smoke ring, except in films.’
- ‘Umberto shrugged, she puffed again and blew a languid smoke ring.’
smoke ring/ˈsmōk ˌriNG/
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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.