Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the door was decorated with a lion's head knocker’
ornament, adorn, trim, embellish, garnish, furnish, accessorize, enhance, grace, enrich
festoon, garland, trick out, bedeck, beautify, prettify
2‘a house painter called to decorate his home’
paint, wallpaper, paper, furbish, smarten up
renovate, refurbish, redecorate, retouch
informal do up, spruce up, do out, do over, fix up, tart up, give something a facelift, titivate
3‘he was decorated for courage on the battlefields’
give a medal to, pin a medal on, honour, confer an award on
cite, mention in dispatches, reward
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.