Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he spent three years training for a business career’
profession, occupation, vocation, calling, employment, job, day job, line, line of work, walk of life, position, post, sphere
2‘these unions had had a chequered career’
existence, life, progress, course, progression, passage, path
1‘a career politician’
professional, permanent, full-time, committed
1‘he saw the runaway pram careering down the hill’
rush, hurtle, streak, shoot, race, bolt, dash, speed, run, gallop, stampede, cannon, careen, whizz, buzz, zoom, flash, blast, charge, hare, fly, wing, pelt, scurry, scud, go like the wind
informal belt, scoot, scorch, tear, skedaddle, zap, zip, whip, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell
British informal bomb, bucket, shift
North American informal hightail, clip, boogie
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.