Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘This was purified and dried and when digested with spirits of wine gave the mauve dye.’
- ‘However translations of far older Indian and Chinese medical documents mention products that would need spirits of wine to produce.’
- ‘Robert Boyle's observation in the 1650s that decomposition of animal and human tissues could be prevented by immersing them in spirits of wine was a notable advance.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
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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.