Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘insurance on his new car was going to cost him £750’
assurance, indemnity, indemnification, protection, financial protection, security, surety, cover
2‘the high defence expenditure was considered a reasonable insurance against a third World War’
protection, defence, safeguard, safety measure, shelter, security, precaution, provision, preventive measure, immunity
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.