Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a bunch of flowers’
bouquet, spray, posy, nosegay, corsage
wreath, garland, chaplet
2‘a bunch of keys’
cluster, clump, knot
group, assemblage, collection
3‘what a wonderful bunch of people’
group, set, circle, body, company, troupe, collection, assemblage, gathering, throng, knot, cluster, huddle, multitude, bevy, party, band, horde, pack, drove, flock, swarm, stream, mob
gang, crowd, load, crew, gaggle
4‘they did a whole bunch of things’
1‘he bunched the reins in his hands’
bundle, clump, cluster, group, arrange, gather, collect, assemble
bind, pack, fasten together, truss
spread out, release
2‘his trousers bunched around his ankles’
gather, ruffle, pucker, shirr, tuck, fold, pleat
3‘he halted, forcing the rest of the runners to bunch up behind him’
cluster, huddle, gather, concentrate, congregate, collect, accumulate, amass, group, herd, crowd, flock, mass
pack somewhere, cram somewhere
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.