Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘it will take more than December sleet and gales to daunt the crews’
intimidate, abash, take aback, shake, ruffle, throw, demoralize, discourage
deter, put off, dishearten, dispirit, deject, sap, cow, overawe, awe, frighten, scare, alarm, unman, dismay, distress, disconcert, discompose, perturb, upset, discomfit, unsettle, unnerve, disquiet, subdue
throw off balance, put someone off their stroke, cause someone to lose their composure, confound, panic, stupefy, stun
informal rattle, faze, put into a flap, throw into a tizz, discombobulate, shake up, psych
British informal put the wind up
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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.