Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a catastrophe befell their grandsons’
happen to, overtake, come upon, fall upon, hit, strike, be visited on
2‘she was to blame for anything that befell’
happen, occur, take place, chance to happen, arise, emerge, come about, transpire, materialize, appear, make an appearance, surface, crop up, spring up, present itself
ensue, follow, result, supervene
North American informal go down
come to pass, betide
rare hap, eventuate
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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.