Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she bashed him across the knuckles with her stick’
strike, hit, beat, thump, slap, smack, batter, pound, pummel, thrash, rap, buffet, hammer, bang, knock
wallop, belt, whack, clout, clip, clobber, bop, biff, sock, deck, swipe, lay one on
1‘he got a bash on the head with a golf club’
blow, rap, hit, knock, bang, slap, crack, thump, tap, clip
clout, whack, wallop
2‘Harry's birthday bash’
3‘she'll have a bash at anything’
‘they bashed into one another’
collide with, hit, crash into, run into, bang into, smash into, knock into, bump into, meet head-on
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.