Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘we hired a car and drove to Wales’
rent, lease, charter, pay for the use of
2‘management hired and fired labour in line with demand’
employ, engage, recruit, appoint, take on, sign on, sign up, enrol, commission, enlist, take into employment, secure the services of, put on the payroll
1‘the agreed rate for the hire of the machine’
rent, rental, hiring, lease, leasing, charter
dated engagement, engaging
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.