Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
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- ‘I read a great trash-book on the trip back, and saw two unmemorable movies: one about a black family trying to get healthcare on medicaid and resorting to hostage taking, and one about a Catholic boy trying to help Jews get to heaven.’
- ‘Ridiculous, irrelevant facts; stupid lines from unmemorable films; endless lyrics from bands that were out of fashion before anyone realised they existed.’
- ‘Spirited melodic pop which tries hard (and I have to say that I love the way that Marta rolls her Rs), but ends up sounding merely strained and unmemorable.’
- ‘Perez is engagingly Thelonious Monk-like on his own composition, You Got It Diz, and if the title track is rather unmemorable, the Rollins-like Cara de Payaso features the leader's best tenor solo.’
- ‘Neither of these questions was written by anyone with the remotest feeling for literature, and it is therefore not surprising that they appear to have elicited unmemorable responses and poor results.’
- ‘He's repeatedly played ineffectual, wimpy characters… easily forgotten and unmemorable.’
- ‘The absence of recognition towards certain speakers makes all the other characters unmemorable and lumps them all together as a group.’
- ‘This has to be the most plodding, uneventful, unmemorable, uninspiring, (insert your favourite un-word here) ‘punk rock’ album ever.’
- ‘It was perfectly pleasant breezy summer stuff - just rather unmemorable, so I didn't fell the urge: and, at the time Steve loaned it to me, I had a mountain of CDs to listen to.’
- ‘As uninspiring and unmemorable as anything you care to forget.’
- ‘Its replacement is yet another brick, glass and steel monstrosity, alongside so many new buildings of similar unmemorable and offensive design, in particular the hideous Leisure Exchange.’
- ‘It is all perfectly fluent, technically accomplished, and utterly unmemorable, though collectors of Wagneriana will undoubtedly want to hear the work.’
- ‘The decor at Cargill's is pleasant, if unmemorable and far from cutting edge, but that helps lend an approachable tone to the whole establishment.’
- ‘Amazingly, it includes twelve ephemeral gouaches by Adolph Menzel extracted from a picture-book to celebrate the birthday of an unmemorable Tsarina.’
- ‘Many of these skinny-lovers (as the tabloids labelled them) went to the Whitehall protests with unmemorable banners and chants.’
- ‘There are some ear-catching moments, but the vocal writing is unmemorable and the work too often seems an uneasy blend of music-theatre and song-cycle, and no more convincing as drama on disc than it was on stage.’
- ‘It's a forgettable film featuring a throw-away story with unmemorable characters and unremarkable performances.’
- ‘As a songwriter, despite the grandstanding closer Thinking About Tomorrow benefiting from William Orbit's warm remix, she specialises in the unmemorable, while lacking variety and gravitas.’
- ‘To tell you the truth if you asked me right now to hum it, I couldn't because it is totally unmemorable and forgettable.’
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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.