Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience’
skill, practical knowledge, practice
training, learning, education, grounding, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, professionalism
background, record, history, past
maturity, worldliness, sophistication, suaveness
2‘an enjoyable experience’
incident, occurrence, event, happening, affair, episode, encounter
adventure, exploit, escapade
test, trial, ordeal
3‘David gained his first experience of business with his father and brothers’
involvement in, participation in
contact with, acquaintance with, exposure to
observation of, awareness of
familiarity with, conversance with, understanding of, impression of, insight into
1‘policemen can experience harassment and distress’
undergo, encounter, meet, have experience of, come into contact with, run into, come across, come up against, face, be faced with, confront, be forced to contend with
feel, know, become familiar with
go through, live through, sustain, suffer, endure, tolerate
participate in, taste, try
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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