Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the climber plunged 300 feet down an icy gully’
ravine, canyon, gorge, pass, defile, couloir, deep narrow valley
gulf, chasm, abyss
British dialect chine, bunny
Northern English clough, gill, thrutch
Scottish cleuch, heugh
North American gulch, coulee, flume
South African sloot, kloof, donga
2‘the water runs from the drainpipe into a gully’
channel, conduit, trench, ditch, drain, culvert, cut, flume, gutter, furrow, groove, depression
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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.