Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the plane caught fire and disintegrated in the air’
break up, break apart, fall apart, fall to pieces, fall to bits, fragment, fracture, shatter, splinter
rupture, explode, blow up, blow apart, fly apart
crumble, dissolve, collapse, founder, fail, decline, go downhill, go to rack and ruin, degenerate, deteriorate
informal bust, be smashed to smithereens
2‘some plastics will take over 400 years to disintegrate’
break down, decompose, decay, rot, moulder, perish, corrode, deteriorate
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.