Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for termite
- ‘The lodge is built from cypress pine, a standard building material in the mallee country, due largely to its resistance to white ants.’
- ‘Valley Kit Homes can also supply treated pine or steel frames to some rural areas, to ensure against white ants.’
- ‘The skeletons of outsized Victorian sofas and armchairs lies dotted around the parquet floors, their chintz entirely eaten away by white ants.’
- ‘Experts also found a tree 10 metres away had been badly damaged by white ants.’
- ‘Apart from the problems with the Tiwi Aborigines there were the white ants and the occasional cyclone which made life rather difficult.’
white ant/ˈ(h)wīt ˌant/
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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.