Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A friendly form of address:‘chuck me a cigarette, yaar’‘‘Arré please yaar, why harass an old man?’’
man, my friendView synonyms
- ‘As Aamir Khan says in Dil Chahta Hai, ‘It's serious, yaar!’’
- ‘‘Aare… you killed me yaar,’ screamed Tej as his friend and cyber foe, Vinay, finished him with ‘a burst of bullets’ from his ‘machinegun’ in the virtual world of gaming.’
- ‘Things came to a point where someone would call Music Masala and ask ‘Hey, where's the party, yaar? ‘they would go ‘Party, what party?’’
- ‘‘Highly improbable story, yaar,’ one youth tells his mates as they leave the cinema hall, and I stifle a wry smile.’
- ‘Arrey yaar… you planning to take Mrs. Gupta to the dance or what?’
Via Hindi from Arabic yar friend.
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