Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Freddie gritted his teeth in agitation’
anxiety, perturbation, disquiet, distress, concern, trouble, alarm, worry, upset
2‘there was an upsurge in nationalist agitation’
campaigning, striving, battling, fighting, struggling, crusading
arguing, argument, wrangling, debate, discussion
rabble-rousing, provocation, stirring up, commotion
3‘the solutions were prepared by vigorous agitation of the components’
stirring, whisking, beating, churning, shaking, turbulence, tossing, blending, whipping, folding, rolling, jolting
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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.