Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A participant in a symposium.
- ‘Leaflets advertising the renegade symposium were distributed to convention delegates by symposiasts and their supporters.’
- ‘I therefore put to the succeeding symposiasts the simple central questions, ‘What would have to occur or to have occurred to constitute for you a disproof of the love of, or of the existence of, God?’’
- ‘Thus, far from accusing Gould of inventing the term ‘symposiast,’ I thanked him for bringing it to my attention!’
- ‘One begins to distrust Barash's castigation of Gould's over-rich vocabulary when we find that Barash seems to think that Gould invented the term ‘symposiast.’’
- ‘Indeed, the Christian symposiasts did sound a more sympathetic note.’
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.