Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the ancient monument is encompassed by Hunsbury Country Park’
surround, enclose, ring, encircle, circumscribe, skirt, bound, border, fringe
close in, shut in, fence in, wall in, hedge in, hem in, confine
literary gird, girdle, engird
rare compass, environ
2‘the debates encompassed a vast range of subjects’
cover, embrace, include, incorporate, take in, contain, comprise, involve, deal with
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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.