Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘gorgeous orchid-like blooms’
flower, blossom, floweret
flowering, blossoming, florescence, efflorescence
2‘a country girl in the bloom of health and youth’
prime, perfection, acme, zenith, peak, height, heyday, flourishing, strength, vigour
3‘your earrings complement the bloom of your skin to perfection’
lustre, sheen, glow, radiance, freshness, perfection
blush, flush, rosiness, pinkness, redness, ruddiness, colour
1‘the geraniums had already bloomed’
blossom, flower, be in blossom, be in flower, come into blossom, come into flower, open, open out, bud, sprout, burgeon, mature
2‘the children had bloomed in the soft Devonshire air’
flourish, thrive, be in good health, get on well, get ahead, prosper, succeed, be successful, progress, make progress, make headway, burgeon
informal be in the pink, be fine and dandy, go great guns
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.