Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a sleeping-car attendant delivered hot-water bottles’
steward, waiter, waitress, porter, servant, menial, auxiliary, assistant, helper
caretaker, keeper, concierge, warden
North American waitperson, tender
2‘he prospered as a royal attendant’
escort, companion, retainer, aide, assistant, personal assistant, right-hand man, right-hand woman, lady in waiting, equerry, squire, chaperone, guard, bodyguard, minder, custodian
servant, manservant, valet, gentleman's gentleman, maidservant, maid, butler, footman, page, usher, lackey, flunkey
North American houseman
informal sidekick, skivvy
North American informal body man
1‘we crave new discoveries and the attendant excitement’
accompanying, associated, related, connected, concomitant, accessory
resultant, resulting, consequent
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.