Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Colin closed the window and drew the curtains’
window hanging, hanging, screen, blind
net curtain, cafe curtain, portière, blackout
drop curtain, drop scene, tableau curtain, safety curtain
North American drape
2‘the curtain of falling snow’
screen, cover, shield, cloak, veil, pall
1‘the bed was curtained off from the rest of the room’
screen, separate, isolate
conceal, hide, shield, mask, veil, shroud
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.