Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the car's acceleration is sensational’
speeding up, increasing speed, increase in speed, gain in momentum, gathering speed, opening up
technical rate of change of velocity
deceleration, slowing down
2‘there was some acceleration of the process’
hastening, speeding up, quickening, stepping up, advancement, furthering, furtherance, forwarding, promotion, boosting, boost, stimulation, spur, aid, assistance, facilitation, easing, simplification, expedition, precipitation
3‘an acceleration in the divorce rate’
increase, rise, advance, leap, surge, escalation, spiralling, worsening
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