Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the company is operating under Royal charter’
authority, authorization, sanction, covenant, dispensation, consent, permission, sufferance
prerogative, privilege, right
2‘they violated the principles of the UN Charter’
constitution, code, canon, body of law, system of rules
fundamental principles, rules, laws
3‘there is a fee for the independent charter of yachts’
hire, hiring, lease, leasing, rent, rental, renting, booking, reservation, reserving
dated engaging, engagement
4‘Henry II granted him a charter to hold a market’
permit, licence, warrant, warranty, deed, bond, document, indenture
concession, franchise, privilege
1‘they chartered a train for the trip to Milwaukee’
hire, lease, rent, pay for the use of, book, reserve
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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.