Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his political inclinations often got him into trouble’
tendency, propensity, proclivity, leaning
predisposition, disposition, predilection, weakness, proneness
desire, wish, readiness, impulse
archaic list, humour
2‘she had no inclination for housework’
liking, penchant, partiality, preference, appetite, fancy, fondness, affection, love
3‘an inclination of his head’
bowing, bow, bending, nod, nodding, lowering, dip
4‘an inclination in excess of 90 degrees’
gradient, incline, slope, pitch, ramp, bank, ascent, rise, acclivity, descent, declivity
slant, lift, tilt
cant, camber, bevel
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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.