Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there are fixed ropes on the rock face’
fastened, secure, fast, firm, stable
rooted, riveted, moored, anchored, permanent
2‘a contract for a fixed period of time’
predetermined, set, established, allotted, settled, prearranged, arranged, specified, decided, agreed, determined, confirmed, prescribed, decreed
definite, defined, explicit, express, precise, exact
not subject to change, inflexible, unalterable, unchangeable, irreversible, rigid, hard and fast, writ in stone
3‘he stood watching with a fixed grin’
insincere, false, fake, vacuous
emotionless, lifeless, motionless
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.