Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she was here at his bidding’
command, order, instruction, dictate, decree, injunction, demand, mandate, direction, charge, summons, call
wish, desire, will
1‘I opened the bidding at £200’
making of bids, offering of bids
2‘the bidding rose to £280,000’
bids, offers, tenders
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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.