Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she had just finished arranging the flowers’
put in order, order, set out, lay out, spread out, array, present, put out, display, exhibit, group, sort, organize, tidy, position, dispose
marshal, range, align, line up, rank, file
classify, categorize, systematize, methodize
2‘they hoped to arrange a meeting’
organize, fix, plan, schedule, pencil in, devise, contrive
make arrangements for, fix up, prepare for, make preparations for
settle on, decide, determine, agree, come to an agreement, come to terms about
3‘Toscanini arranged the piece for full string orchestra’
adapt, set, score, orchestrate, instrument, harmonize
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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.