Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his memories of incidents from his youth’
event, occurrence, occasion, episode, experience, happening, proceeding, eventuality, affair, business
adventure, exploit, escapade, deed, feat
matter, circumstance, fact, development
2‘police are now investigating the incident’
disturbance, fracas, melee, commotion, rumpus, scene
fight, skirmish, clash, brawl, free-for-all, encounter, conflict, confrontation, altercation, contretemps
Australian North American Irish donnybrook
West Indian bangarang
informal ruction, ruckus, argy-bargy
British informal afters
3‘the journey was not without incident’
excitement, adventure, exciting experiences, drama
danger, peril, dangerous experiences, perilous experiences
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