Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he studied dialogue among kindergarten children’
conversation, talk, communication, interchange, discourse, argument
chat, chatter, chit-chat, chitter-chatter, gossip
informal jawing, gassing, gabbing
British informal nattering, chinwagging
Australian informal convo
rare interlocution, duologue, colloquy
2‘they called for a serious political dialogue’
discussion, exchange, debate, discourse, exchange of views, head-to-head, tête-à-tête, consultation, conference, parley, interview, question and answer session
informal powwow, rap session, confab
North American informal skull session, rap
3‘the actors learnt the dialogue by heart’
script, text, screenplay, speech
lines, words, parts, spoken parts
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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.