Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a newspaper cutting’
clipping, clip, snippet, extract, excerpt
article, piece, passage, column, paragraph
piece, bit, fragment, part
1‘a cutting remark’
hurtful, wounding, barbed, pointed, scathing, acerbic, mordant, trenchant, caustic, acid, abrasive, sarcastic, sardonic, snide, spiteful, malicious, mean, nasty, cruel, unkind, vicious, venomous, poisonous, vitriolic
North American acerb
informal bitchy, catty
British informal sarky
North American informal snarky
rare acidulous, mordacious, squint-eyed
2‘cutting winter winds’
icy, bitterly cold, icy-cold, freezing, arctic, Siberian, glacial, bitter, chilling, chilly
biting, piercing, penetrating, raw, keen, sharp, stinging, harsh
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.