Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the company was involved in a conspiracy with bookmakers to manipulate starting prices’
plot, scheme, stratagem, plan, machination, cabal
deception, ploy, trick, ruse, dodge, subterfuge, sharp practice
informal frame-up, fit-up, racket, put-up job
rare complot, covin
2‘he was due to stand trial for conspiracy to murder’
plotting, collusion, intrigue, connivance, machination, collaboration
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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.