Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the specimen is an aggregate of rock and mineral fragments’
collection, mass, cluster, lump, clump, pile, heap, bundle, quantity
accumulation, build-up, agglomeration, concentration, assemblage
mixture, mix, combination, blend, compound, alloy, amalgam, conjunction, synthesis, marriage
miscellany, jumble, hotchpotch
informal mixed bag
2‘he won with a 90-hole aggregate of 325’
total, sum total, sum, whole amount, grand total, totality, entirety, summation, gross, result, final figure
1‘an aggregate score of 3–2’
total, combined, whole, gross, accumulated, added, entire, complete, full, comprehensive, overall, composite
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.