Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the electrodes were connected to a recording device’
attach, join, fasten, fix, affix, couple, link, bridge, secure, make fast, tie, tie up, bind, fetter, strap, rope, tether, truss, lash, hitch, moor, anchor, yoke, chain
stick, tape, adhere, glue, bond, cement, fuse, weld, solder
pin, peg, screw, bolt, rivet, batten, pinion, clamp, clip, hook, hook up
add, append, annex, subjoin
2‘there are lots of customs connected with Twelfth Night’
associate, link, couple
identify, equate, bracket, compare
think of something together with, think of something in connection with
relate to, mention in the same breath as, set side by side with
draw a parallel with
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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.