Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she lives a frugal life’
thrifty, sparing, economical, saving
careful, cautious, prudent, provident, unwasteful, sensible, canny
abstemious, abstinent, austere, self-denying, ascetic, non-indulgent, self-disciplined, spartan, puritanical, nunlike, monastic, monkish
miserly, parsimonious, niggardly, scrimping, cheese-paring, penny-pinching, close-fisted, ungenerous, grasping
North American forehanded
informal tight-fisted, tight, mingy, stingy
North American informal cheap
2‘the boys finished their frugal breakfast’
meagre, scanty, scant, paltry, skimpy, insufficient
plain, simple, moderate, temperate, austere, ascetic, spartan, restrained
inexpensive, cheap, economical, energy-efficient, energy-saving, fuel-efficient, fuel-saving
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.