Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘reporters in grimy anoraks’
dirty, grimed, begrimed, grubby, soiled, stained, smeared, filthy, uncleaned, messy
dirt-encrusted, smutty, sooty, dusty, muddy, muddied, mud-caked, polluted
informal mucky, yucky, cruddy
British informal manky, grotty, gungy
Northern Irish informal bogging
NZ Australian scungy
literary besmirched, besmeared
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.