Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
hypocrisy, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, humbug, pietism, affected piety, insincerity, sham, lip service, empty talk, pretence
rare Pharisaism, Tartufferie
slang, jargon, idiom, argot, patter, patois, vernacular, speech, terminology, language
informal lingo, -speak, -ese
1‘the deck canted some twenty degrees’
tilt, lean, slant, slope, incline, angle, be at an angle
tip, list, bank, heel
1‘the outward cant of the curving walls’
slope, slant, tilt, angle, inclination
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.