Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a cloud of blue exhaust smoke’
mass, billow, pall, shroud, mantle, blanket, layer, sheet, curtain, canopy
2‘from the elms rose a cloud of rooks’
swarm, flock, flight, hive, covey, drove, herd
mass, multitude, host, horde, throng, crowd
3‘the dark clouds of a recession’
threat, menace, shadow, spectre, blight
gloom, darkness, chill, pall
trouble, problem, worry
1‘the sky clouded’
become cloudy, cloud over, become overcast, become gloomy, grow dim, lour, blacken, darken, dim
2‘the bottom of the river is churned up, clouding the water’
make cloudy, make murky, dirty, darken, blacken
North American roil, rile
3‘anger clouded my professional judgement’
make unclear, obscure, fog, befog, muddy, blur
ecstatic, rapturous, joyful, elated, blissful, joyous, beatific, euphoric, enraptured, in seventh heaven, transported, in transports, in raptures, beside oneself with happiness, beside oneself with joy, rhapsodic, ravished, enchanted, delighted, thrilled, overjoyed, very happy
over the moon, on top of the world, walking on air, blissed out
‘they arrive in a rush, having fled New Hampshire under a cloud’
in disgrace, disgraced, discredited, shamed
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.