Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A humorous name for a remote outback town or district.‘it was like council night in Woop Woop’‘while you're out in the woop-woops, spare a thought for the local farmer’
countryside, green belt, great outdoorsView synonyms
- ‘We are in a teeny tiny village outside Kettering (in the wop wops as the other half says).’
- ‘I've usually managed to get to a real F & P engineer if I moan enough and say that the appliance is way out in the wop wops.’
- ‘There is apparently a shortage of coffee in Woop Woop but plenty of booze, blue eye shadow and bullets to go around.’
- ‘The people at Woop Woop could, if they wanted, toss out the same old jammy, boring swill.’
- ‘Her father Daddy O runs Woop Woop as a despot, with the usual modicum of attendant corruption.’
1920s: a jocular use of reduplication, a characteristic of Aboriginal languages.
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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.