Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the monarchy is facing its biggest crisis since Edward VIII's abdication in 1936’
relinquishment, renunciation, giving up, surrender, abjuration, vacation, ceding, cession
2‘an abdication of responsibility’
disowning, renunciation, rejection, refusal, avoidance, abnegation, relinquishment, abjuration, repudiation, waiving, yielding, forgoing, abandonment, surrender, disgorgement, casting aside
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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.